Studio Piet Boon consciously specified building materials from the region when designing this Andalusian retreat, emanating the ‘recognisably casual’ ambience of traditional Spanish architecture. The doors, exposed rafters and second-storey pergola have been crafted by Spanish artisans from locally sourced and naturally-weathered timber. Roman-laid stone floors extend from the inside out, establishing a tangible connection with the outdoors.
Remaining true to the typical Spanish villa floorplan, both storeys are laid out in wings and separated by the double-height grand entrance, creating a balance between private and shared spaces. The home’s first storey is reserved for guests, surrounding an enclosed L-shaped patio reminiscent of an intimate Andalusian village. At the same time, the kitchen, living and sleeping spaces are located on the second floor, opening onto a series of terraces facing the ocean.