Z-Balca villa is a luxurious four bedroom property designed by Lagula Arquitectes for PGA Catalunya Resort, located in the new La Balca residential area of Girona, Spain. This exclusive golf community home showcases sweeping views of the surrounding lush forest and a pristine lake. The villa is an oasis full of light, encompassing two main structures connected by a glass bridge, creating a feeling of transparency and being suspended in the air. The 4,605 square foot (427 square meters) residence perfectly combines modern design with comfort and a connection with nature. The lower level encompasses an open plan living and dining area, kitchen, pantry, laundry room and cloakroom. Two of the four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with three of them being on the upper level boasting spacious terraces to enjoy the spectacular views. Adjacent to a two-car garage is an additional bedroom with a bathroom, perfect for overnight guests. There is also a basement that can be used as an entertainment level to house a games room, gym, wine cellar or home bar. The interiors feature modern and cozy living environments with floor-to-ceiling disappearing glass windows, extending the living area to the outdoors. A large swimming pool dominates the exterior landscape, which starts under a cantilevered master bedroom en-suite. One can really enjoy the perfect Mediterranean climate around the pool and spacious porch, making this home a wonderful place to call home!
The exterior facade of the upper volumes is clad with zinc, which deflects the rays from the sun, and creates a shimmering effect off both the pool and the lake. This spectacular modern property reflects a unique design and wonderful leisurely lifestyle that anyone would want in a dream home. What do you think, would this property be your idea of a dream house?
Here on 1 Kindesign we featured another property in the PGA Catalunya Resort golf community, have a look at the La Vinya luxury villa in Costa Brava.
A modern family home was designed as a sanctuary for relaxation by architect Diego Montero, located in the small fishing village of Punta Piedras in Uruguay. The homeowners wanted the home to be bathed in natural light, offer views of the incredible surrounding landscape and a swimming pool for exercise. The expansive pool of 25 meters was a requirement for the father, who is a triathlete. The architect was tasked with design a home to have expansive windows, several terraces and to create a an interior living environment with unique details. The outdoor area has several relaxing seating arrangements so the family can spend a lot of time enjoying their outdoor living experience. The architect built the garage under the house to elevate the home to offer even better views. The exterior facade is comprised of concrete, paying tribute to the South American culture, ranging from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. We are inspired by the sleek design of this home, the connection of indoors and out and the incorporation of nature into the mull-level design.
If you love the look of concrete dwellings, we have plenty more inspiration to share with you here on 1 Kindesign. Have a look at some more awesome pads and prepare to be awe-struck! Exposed concrete and glass dwelling in Peru: S House and Imposing design in concrete and glass: West Seattle Residence.
Photos: Courtesy of Diego Montero
This mesmerizing home offers a unique combination of French Country and East Coast living, located in a private cul-de-sac in the affluent gated community of Hidden Hills, California. The estate is comprised of 5,360 square feet, with five bedrooms and six full bathrooms, a dedicated wine room, den with a wet bar and a bonus room. The country kitchen is inspired by Pierre Deux, featuring a spacious center island, top of the line appliances, a nearby breakfast room with a stunning brick clad fireplace and plenty of windows that allows light to spill into the room. French doors leads to an entertainers backyard paradise, complete with outdoor eating and living spaces with a fireplace, swimming pool and spa, tennis court and a two stall barn with a chicken coop. The master bedroom suite showcases a romantic ambiance, accentuated with a fireplace and private retreat, which could also be utilized as a home office space or even a gym. There are two separate master bathrooms with onyx countertops and subway tiles, claw footed bathtub and walk-in wardrobes. This property has everything you could possibly imagine, its design is very warm and welcoming and the amenities are nothing short of spectacular! What do you think, do you like the style of this home?
This captivating estate can be all yours, as it is listed for sale on Sotheby’s for $3,775,000!
Looking for more inspiration? We have plenty to share with you here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at some other fabulous ideas of wonderful Southern California properties: Contemporary ranch house evoking a warm rustic feel in California and Toro Canyon House featuring Santa Barbara coastline views.
A renovated country house by architect Jaume March in collaboration with interior design studio Felip Polar is located in Font de Pollença, on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Both outside and inside, the property enjoys magnificent views of the sea and over the Tramuntana mountains. Built more than forty years ago, the house is set amidst a solitary nature. The first thing the designers noticed was that the facade needed to be opened up to enjoy the outdoors to take advantage of the homes privileged position. The original smaller windows were replaced with large windows, sliding or fixed, to enjoy the surrounding views. The original distribution of the interiors was found to be compartmentalized, which affected the flow of light and visual depth. On the lower level, the public spaces were united to create one large open space, which encompasses a lounge, kitchen and dining room. An additional success of the renovation was the material selection, with a color palette that is composed of grays, ocher and green, picking up on the colors of the surrounding environment. The flooring features Mallorcan stone laid out in a mosaic pieces combining five varying patterns. The flooring extends out onto the porch ad pool area, tying the spaces together.
On the upper level, the flooring is tiled clay, which nods to traditional Majorcan architecture. Additionally, white plastered walls, some stone walls and warm teak woodwork creates harmony throughout the interiors. Charming decor and furnishings of designer Mestre Paco, gives an eclectic style with contemporary splashes of color. This fascinating eclectic country home leaves you wanting more, inspiring a few new ideas for anyone looking for ideas. Enjoy!
Are you loving the look of these Mallorcan country homes? If so, we have some more inspiration for you to look at, check it out: Haven of tranquility and relaxation in Mallorca and A beautiful villa on the Mediterranean Sea.
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