Impressive views over Barcelona, Spain surround this penthouse apartment spotted on Mi Casa, refurbished and decorated with recovered materials to become a cosmopolitan haven for a couple. The home is situated in the city center with views of the rooftops of the Gothic quarter, the oldest core of the city and its historic center. The penthouse exudes authentic charm, distributed over two floors and restructured completely in a reform that the owners planned to gain luminosity and open and interconnect spaces. The result is fabulous, with a living/dining room integrated with the kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and a spacious and cozy rooftop terrace.
The decoration is also the common thread of this project for which the owners used the creative advice from the firm Úsame, specializing in the design of furniture and objects through reused materials. The ceiling, the walls coated with mortar and lime, stucco or brick, are all mostly recovered. When open, the doors of this house can be seen by the original elements with respect and admiration for the parts recovered. The stylish rooms are decorated with a deep aesthetic sensibility and overflowing with personality, adding plenty of luminosity and gave freedom in circulation of spaces.
This incredible penthouse apartment is located in Sant Cugat del Vallés, just outside of Barcelona, Spain. Both the interior and exterior decoration is the work of interior designer Mireia Masdeu, who knew how to apply for each environment light, harmony and relaxation. Stairs connect the terrace with the interior of the house, whose reform was also conducted by Mireia. The outdoor terrace provides sweeping views of Montserrat and the Collserola mountains. The amplitude of its surface was enough to create two distinct areas, the dining room is unified by a magnificent awning that covers all of the terrace and the platform floor of oiled ipe, a type of wood that is weather resistant.
The living room consists of a sofa with chaise lounge and a fiber armchair, which seems to glow thanks to lacquered shelves of the same color as the wall and built-in lights. A metal trunk inherited, on which rests old magazines, serves as a coffee table. The designer demolished the wall dividing the kitchen from the living room to create a unique atmosphere in the dining room with a unifying element: the generous container table with wooden top and legs and lacquered iron plates in white forming the cabinet storage.
The sofa was made with recovered pallets, as well as the coffee table with wheels, created on the spectacular terrace lined with wood.
The master bedroom was conceived as a space for rest, providing only the essential elements to this: a large bed, closet and a stool and a folding table that acts as bedside tables.
The bathroom is covered with porcelain tiles in anthracite grey, and stone in a horizontal format and cream tones. The same tone was used in the countertop resin basin and shower curtains.
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The famous seagull villa “Residencia Rockstar” by Alberto Rubio is set on a spacious plot on a quiet and rocky hill-top in Puerto Andratx, Mallorca, Spain. From its elevated position, it enjoys a fantastic panoramic out to the sea and towards the Island of Ibiza. The Villa is quietly located in a dead-end street with a roundabout. To the right and above, the estate is a protected green-zone and nature. The “Residencia RockStar” is a property like a master piece of art, a sculpture for “living the life of tomorrow, today!” The ultimate, perfect realization of a great idea, which combines timeless elegancy, functionality and contemporary style of interiors with state-of-the-art technology. All this is based on the fascinating architectural concept of Alberto Rubio. The Villa with four bedrooms and four bathrooms has a constructed area of 5,780 square feet (537 square meters) and 3,229 square feet (300 square meters) of terraces. Further features of this luxury estate includes BUS System-control, a surveillance-system, an Alarm-System, underfloor heating and a swimming pool.
This spectacular villa is listed for sale at $12,531,260, from here.
This beautiful newly built country house designed by AP Design is located in Santa Maria del Cami, Mallorca, Spain. The home was built in traditional style with modern features, comprised of 4,843 square feet (450 square meters) of living space. The residence features a stunning kitchen, sitting room, five bedrooms, wine cellar, pool room, cinema, pool house, gymnasium and a separate guest house. The landscaping is just as gorgeous and wit as much attention to detail as the interior of the home.
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The Memory House has been designed by architecture studio A-cero, situated in the area of La Moraleja, next to the Los Altos del Golf course in northern Madrid, Spain. The owner’s can enjoy a residential resort complex, the safest area to promote urbanization, with features such as perimeter intrusion detection security systems with centralized management from the permanent security for 24 hours a day, closed circuit TV, access control system for common areas single access system connected to the police. Security is enhanced in each apartment with smoke detection system and gases, alarm, permanent connection to the control center, anti-assault buttons and stay tuned for vault location.
As for aesthetics, these homes follow a cubic profile pioneering with finished natural stone and glass. By way of balustrades glass has been used in different ways, or with continuous panels or with staple sheets. The facade is a design of straight lines and blueprints that result large volumes games. For the separation of the different houses are arranged corten steel sheets of different lengths, acquiring a sculptural character. Once inside the house, access is given by a double-height lobby. Also features a spiral staircase-shaped, made of steel and wood, through all levels of the home.
The studio A-cero has designed also landscaping, security gate and all common areas of the development. The houses have large gardens, swimming pool and an advanced automation system.
The interior of these homes are characterized by open interior that is flooded with natural light thanks to the glass panels of the facade and large windows. The main element is the spiral staircase finished in steel and wood that connects two levels of the house. It is a fully sculptural staircase that conveys a sense of movement through the sinuous forms.
The house is divided into 3 levels: basement, ground floor and first floor. In the basement you can locate a service area, a leisure area in which we found the cinema and massage room, and second bedroom. The ground floor is entirely devoted to common areas: a living room that is separated by the aforementioned staircase, a kitchen, a dining area and a courtyard where we see natural stone sculptural elements. On the first floor are located the private areas: the master bedroom with bathroom and two closets, three secondary bedrooms and a hall that stands by the view that gives us the large window.
Photos: Courtesy of A-cero
This stunning villa on the island of Menora, Spain features clean lines and large windows catching views of the surrounding Mediterranean landscape. The home has been designed by studio Codo a Codo Arquitectura in collaboratio with builder Aides Marai as a dream vacation home for their clients. With white, subdued interiors, the styling has a naturalness and casual atmosphere. Designer Cristina López was responsible for creating harmonious spaces with the use of materials and colors that unify the home. Thus, the white paint and grey porcelain tiles provide continuity and help to capture the sunlight.
Visual order and clean and light spaces creates a neutral palette, suitable to accommodate the mix of objects that dress the interior: current pieces and contemporary design together with other organic forms, form a rough beauty, in deliberate contrast. Materials such as plastic, linked to others as essential as wood, ceramics or natural fibers, made insistent reference to nearby nature. Also art reinforces that connection with the Menorcan roots: selected paintings and sculptures are signed by artists of the island, for which the owners show great interest. These works fit perfectly into the decor, creating a relaxed and carefree atmosphere.
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This beautiful house, spotted on Mi Casa, belongs to an English couple, who moved to live in the South of Spain with their children years ago, attracted by the climate and the Andalusian charm. After living for a time in the center of the Malaga village of Gaucín, in the region of Serrania de Ronda, they decided to isolate a bit and go live on the outskirts, more in contact with nature. Situated on sloping ground, both the house and the garden were projected to take account of that unevenness.
On the ground floor is a hall with stairs to the first floor and a bedroom with bathroom, for the children to use when they come to visit. The spacious open plan dining room and kitchen enjoy plenty of natural light, with a wall of large French doors that opens to a verandah. From this room is access to the living room and the master bedroom with bathroom. The walls in white, combined with grey according to the rooms, and the various floor treatments, which mark the transition between environments.
Decoration in general is inspired by traditional Spanish architecture mixed with the influence of Moroccan style which the owners love. Spaces are infused with exotic and colorful materials and textures, as well as Andalusian crafts; a blend that gives an irresistible naturalness and freshness. The outside emphasizes a porch with built-in seating, circular table and armchairs, which is perfect for gatherings or to fully enjoy the contact with nature.
Spotted on Mi Casa, this dark attic with few windows, low ceilings and uncomfortable atmosphere was a great challenge to transform it into a bright and spacious apartment in the central district of Argüelles, Madrid, Spain. The transformation of the 538 square foot space was by interior architect Susana Sendín. It was discovered that a large part of the roof was, in fact, higher, so the attic regained its original gabled roof, supported by a network of beams. The crushed plaster, in addition, made visible the walls of brick, with pillars and wooden beams. All these original elements of the attic were stabilized and reinforced and now, painted – almost all – white, are key in interior design, which merged industrial style with shabby chic.
A new distribution of the floor makes the home functional, defining the public and private spaces. The public spaces are situated near the entrance and the two bedrooms, with sloping ceilings, towards the interior. To communicate and separate environments, the architect designed ad hoc sliding doors, which recreate the style of the door of a cabin. The lodge aesthetic is reinforced with streaks and knots in the flooring, a laminate in bleached oak, gives visual continuity to spaces. The dominant color is white creating luminosity throughout the space, but the interior designer turned to touches of color to create more bright and dynamic corners, and also contrasted it with black. The kitchen takes this and the brick to give a genuine industrial air.
The Bates Motel Suite designed by Egue and Seta offers the possibility of entertaining, working, eating, toileting and sleep, characteristics of an “apart-hotel” from a single piece of multifunctional furniture around which are distributed radially, stays free and differentiated by decorative elements that recreate the iconic stills from the films of Hitchcock. Here, Norman Bates peeks through a tiny hole, prying L.B. Jeffries has two windows, and “The Birds” encourage better memories “suspense” of the “50s”. The Bates Motel Suite, like Hitchcock, proposes anticipation: A series of rooms that follow a narrative leaving notice at any time what is the other way or about to occur.
The apartment is comprised of only 376 square feet (35 square meters) of open space, clean and very easy circulation, designed from a central cabinet that serves as a distributor and container space to “hide” the different needs depending on the area where you are. Microwave and cabinet maker in the kitchen, mirror and towel in the bathroom shelf in the living room / rest / reading and wardrobe in the bedroom, with a common denominator in all the plants found in the pots on top of the cabinet.
Embracing the same concept, the designers have an additional element that strengthens as described above, a bar / counter which runs through the living areas making its way back across the back of the sofa for use to eat and work, continuing its way into the kitchen area where the designers have integrated a sink and ends in the bathroom where the sink is also integrated.
The designers came up with the concept of a “wafer” center on the floor with the concrete perimeter and in the middle of it a “carpet” leading hydraulic tile in all areas of space. The apartment is light in space with huge windows overlooking the Gran Via and for the night, careful lighting has been selected in the areas of “work” and indirectly in the rest areas.
Photos: Courtesy of Egue and Seta
This stunning rustic cottage was built in the 18th century with preserved plaster walls, wood beams, wood shutters and doors, situated in the mountains of Malaga, in southern Spain. This Mediterranean style dwelling is nestled in a peaceful and tranquil location with nature surrounding the home. The interior of the home has been decorated by its current owner, Marina Curis-Evans, who rents this property out as a vacation rental to those that are interested in a restful mountain retreat with a yoga room, swimming pool, hammock and outdoor dining spaces with lovely gardens and plenty of property for nature walks. If you are interested in staying in this heavenly retreat, you can contact the owner of this cottage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Courtesy of Goyo Photography