Creating a modern residence that offers gorgeous views and maintains the delicate balance of the surrounding natural setting is indeed a hard task. Architect Quico Jorreto has successfully managed to accomplish this by conjuring up and bringing to life this amazing house overlooking Miño River in Galicia Spain. Surrounded by a beautiful green landscape the home utilizes the available landscape to perfection as it offers those inside with unabated views of the river terrain while providing a comfortable retreat.
Wood is the prime material for everything in the house. It looks old (salvaged) but extremely chic at the same time. In the large living room everything is cozy relaxed and sprinkled with some French touches. In the kitchen although small everything is well organized and has its place. Plenty of natural light fills the dining area adding character to the whole setup.
An open living space on the ground floor is the essence of the entire revamp as it stays constantly connected with the world outside. The refreshing pool and a green backyard are integrated visually into the living area by employing floor-to-ceiling slidding glass windows. The arcades rounded windows and the basic outline of the church are unaltered to ensure that the legacy of the past does not go unnoticed.
The best part of the house is right at the entrance as the street façade forces you to believe that the house is a classic Victorian structure with no hint of contemporary style. The architects had to maintain the front view as the home is located in a historically preserved neighborhood.
The interiors are stylish cool and clad largely in white with wooden surfaces dominating much of the area. A dash of color here and there in the form of vivid and creative décor additions helps bring playfulness to the home. An ergonomic kitchen small home office a relaxing outdoor fireplace and spacious patio complete this exclusive and exceptional Spanish home.
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