For anyone who loves to see classic houses – whether out of nostalgia, love or a fascination with a classic era. One home in Wied iż-Żurrieq, Mon Nid, has recently been highlighted for its beautiful vintage layout and furnishing in Te fit-Tazza’s collaboration with MaltaDoors.
Through a series of stunning photos by Andrew Inguanez and Sara Micallef, Mon Nid is shown on full display as if completely pulled out of the 1950s.
Originally, the house was built as a summer house for the family yet nowadays it acts as a place for the family to meet up on a weekly basis, a place where all are welcome.
Considering the era it was built, it is easy to tell that this house is basically a time capsule of the 1950s, right down to the furniture and table cloths.
A perfect example is the typical metal dining chairs one may have seen in restaurants during the 50s and 60s alongside the matching chequered plastic tablecloth.
Other hallmarks of the 1950s style can also be seen with everything from the square-shaped mirror mounted upon a cabinet to the curtains and lighting fixtures across the downstairs area.
What has to be perhaps one of the most interesting parts about this house, is that whilst it is certainly not encompassing furniture or styles that more contemporary houses in Malta tend to have, it still has a way to stay fresh and stylish in its own way.
Overall, the house maintains a strong, chic character that stands out from nearly all other houses in Malta. From the interior to the exterior’s classical vintage balconies, which appear to draw similarities to other vintage 1950s European balconies.
Not to mention the chequered, colourful stone patterns that help bring a flash of colour to the façade whilst also offering a modern take to a classical Maltese rubble wall.
This house offers a perfect example of fascinating insight into Maltese design and architecture in the past. At this time, it becomes even more fascinating to see the beauty of vintage and classical homes when architects and designers tend to prefer more contemporary and modern themes.
Yet, this does pose the perfect question to ask…
Would you prefer a vintage or modern style house?