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This Newly-Renovated Apartment Has Gone Viral For What Netizens Are Calling A "Post-War Interior Style"

Some are also calling it an abandoned building.

This Newly-Renovated Apartment Has Gone Viral For What Netizens Are Calling A "Post-War Interior Style"

You’d be forgiven for thinking that these photos taken midway through — or even before — renovations. But these are in fact snapshots of a newly renovated apartment that has taken the industrial home interior design theme to the extreme.

Photos of this studio apartment in Hongkong have been making their rounds on various home décor Facebook groups for its, er, extremely gritty look. It’s said that the homeowner’s parents reportedly paid for the renovations, and that his folks were so taken aback by the interior style he went with that they've considered cutting ties with him.

While these claims cannot be verified, one thing’s for sure: This is one really bold take on the industrial theme in a home.

To achieve the (extremely) raw, unfinished look characteristic of industrial-themed homes, there are exposed brick walls, spalling concrete, paint peeling from the ceiling, and exposed pipes and wiring in the apartment,

Rather than building conventional cabinetry, the homeowner has opted for metal shelving and heavy-duty storage boxes instead.

In fact, the only surface that looks finished is the smooth and polished flooring — a hint that the design is indeed intentional, and has been dialled up for an extra edgy effect.

Of course, netizens are having a field day with this one. Some are calling this a “post-war home interior style” while others are nicknaming the look as “Syrian style”, likening the apartment’s unfinished look to that of abandoned buildings in war-torn areas.

No word on how much this renovation cost, but an interior designer in Hongkong reportedly told media that it's quite a feat to achieve this look, and it likely cost quite a hefty sum.

According to him, the walls are especially tricky to do as apartment buildings in Hongkong do not typically use red brick — to create an exposed brick effect, an extra brick wall would have to be constructed, and concrete would have to be applied as well. This requires not only more time and effort, but is more costly as well. Who knew?

Photos: Facebook/香港裝修中伏、室內設計、傢俬店苦主群

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