Architect Virna Koutla and Dimitris Thomopoulos Architects have transformed a classic apartment housed in a 1940s building, marrying modern living with classic charm. The design concept revolves around two central points: minimal intervention in the existing structure and a thoughtful reimagining of spaces to meet contemporary needs. The key architectural move involves unifying the kitchen and storage areas, creating a fluid transition to the living room. Removing the loft and existing fireplace results in a near-circular plan, with the living-dining area at its core. This strategic layout minimizes traffic flow, emphasizing the central space’s significance. The master suite can be separated with a preserved wooden door, honoring the apartment’s history. The team’s design respects the 1940s style, drawing inspiration from original details like wooden handles and brass bells. Wood takes center stage, paired with off-white plaster, lacquer, and ceramic surfaces. The oak wood floor, in a classic herringbone pattern, ties everything together. Custom furniture maximizes every inch. Whites dominate, with modern black accents inspired by the Bauhaus school. Even plugs and switches blend in with white walls and woodwork. Every detail is considered, including a handmade ceiling frame. The result is a home that effortlessly blends the best of the past with the comforts of today.