Barcelona architect Anna Noguera has converted a sixteenth-century house in Girona, Spain into two contemporary holiday apartments. Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5. The refurbishment has been undertaken with very few materials: iron, concrete and oak wood. The house retains its traditional “badiu” or covered balcony and a pool has been added in the walled garden. In the courtyard, an old cistern collects rainwater from the roof. The restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence.
“El Badiu” (The Veranda) is a 1,938 square foot (180 m2) duplex in the upper two floors equipped with a master suite and two children suites, kitchen-dining room, great living room with fireplace and a spectacular veranda terrace facing south with exclusive views over the old quarter. It sleeps up to 5 – 6 people.
“El Jardí” (The Garden) is a 1,076 square foot (100 m2) apartment equipped with two double bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a large living room with kitchenette and a nice private garden with solarium and swimming pool. It sleeps 4 – 5 people.
The house can also be rented through Welcome Beyond as a whole unit, with 5 bedrooms sleeping 10 – 12 people.
Entryway to the garage.