The small mountaintop village of in the mountains of Andalusia Spain has a reputation of attracting artists and musicians from far and wide with its scenic landscape breathtaking views and idyllic backdrop. It is barely a surprise then that the Single Family House For a Painter designed by DTR_Studio Architect offers the perfect refuge and a relaxing hangout for a renowned painter Joseba Sanchez Zabaleta.
It is the sparkling plunge pool along with the suspended wooden deck and the rear garden that steal the spotlight at this Canadian home. But there is much more on offer than Oceanside vistas as the interior perfectly complements the unassuming contemporary façade.
Elegant little additions like the sliding barn door at the entrance and the bespoke illuminated wooden stairway give you an early indication of what to expect inside. The living area acquires more flexibility thanks to the use of glass walls with a dark frame which can easily delineate spaces when needed. Different shades of gray lend a sense of sophistication to the open living space even as the new kitchen and dining zone in white effortlessly flows into the lush green courtyard outside.
The white walls of the residence present a contrasting backdrop even as the carefully carved out niche in the wall doubles as a fun sitting and lounging nook. Step in further and you will come across the smart outdoor sitting zone that is sheltered by the natural contours of the building.
Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists you would expect the exceptional to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape.