House Tour: A bright and airy makeover for an old garage

After a bright and airy makeover, it is hard to imagine that this loft was once an old garage.

Madrid-based Italian architect and designer Teresa Sapey embraced the task of transforming a former garage into a living space. Located in the heart of Madrid, the loft is home to a couple and their daughter. Endearingly called Loft Bordeaux, the name is a romantic gesture by the homeowner, whose wife wanted it to be named after the French city where they first met. As with a typical garage, the original space was dreary and cold.