April 15, 2024
A Mountain Residence Outdoors of Madrid Embraces a Seaside Spirit

Is it potential for a mountain dwelling in central Spain, removed from the ocean, to move its residents to the power of a lazy sunny day on the Mediterranean? Sure, and this home with its modern and stunning design, created virtually from scratch by Estudio Reciente is irrefutable proof that it’s potential to drag off that feat.

Designed to be a weekend home for a younger couple with two kids, the home was impressed by Nineteen Fifties summer season houses within the city of Cadaqués, on Spain’s Costa Brava. “The purpose was to create a heat and welcoming dwelling the place, along with recreating a refined thought of what we perceive as ‘Mediterranean,’ shade can be the opposite protagonist,” Carlos Tomás, the pinnacle of Estudio Reciente explains. The architect had two challenges when it got here to designing the home. “The house owners needed a spot each to host buddies and likewise to host creative displays frequently,” he provides. “And shade would offer the widespread thread.”

The venture started with the rehabilitation of a 1,292-square-foot, one-story home situated on the foot of Mount Abantos, within the city of San Lorenzo del Escorial. The intervention revered the outside construction of the house “for 2 causes, firstly, as a result of it’s an space with particular laws on account of its proximity to the Escorial [the enormous 16th-century monastery constructed by King Philip II], and secondly, as a result of the strong 31-inch thick stone partitions and the roof have been in good situation.” However the inside, because of the poor building of the unique flooring and the dilapidated state of the columns and the wood framework, was a whole shell, offering a chance to fully reimagine the ground plan.

The staircase, together with the usage of shade, grew to become a central component of the renovation.

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If there’s one component of the home that’s most memorable, it’s undoubtedly the sculptural blue staircase that evokes the Mediterranean, a hue that runs all through the house. The thick stone partitions that Carlos described are painted white, and their textured and tough surfaces are typical of a sure Mediterranean type.