Gorgeous rustic vacation retreat in Spain

With three centuries of history, this rustic holiday home spotted on El Mueble is located in Catalonia, Spain and has been rehabilitated by architect Nuri Vidal. Built at the beginning of the 1700s, the house has undergone many changes and extensions, now currently owned by a young couple and three children. Though the home is in the center of one of the most beautiful towns in the Empordà, it seems that it is isolated from the world. It is a place of calm, with a garden oasis and a perimeter stone wall that protects it. At the bottom, on the other side of the pool, a porch attached to the wall is home to a delicious chill out area, a great space to entertain friends and family.

Recovering the old character of the house, windows and doors were extended to let in natural light, and create clear division of spaces, conveying a feeling of spaciousness. From the dining room, one can view through to the living room and up to the porch and garden. There is radiant heat under the traditional terracotta floor. Painted cement beams in the living and dining room, vaulted ceilings in the front entryway and kitchen and pine beams in the master bedroom creates a feeling of serenity and balance, everything is in place and everything has a meaning.