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.
A stone wall built using stones from the region welcomes you here even as the large floating façade of charms with its wooden exterior. Designed by Rmk! Arquitetura use of natural materials a cheerful indoor-outdoor interplay and unabated river views shape this beautiful residence.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
The lower level holds the spacious painting studio that is filled with natural light bedrooms and other utility spaces. Then there is the roof with its minimal terrace small garden and a splendid pool that allows the homeowner to take the very best views that Gaucin has to offer. A central atrium and additional patio bring light into the double height studio where there is ample wall space to display all the latest creations of Joseba Zabaleta.
It is horizontal wooden strips slate zinc and glass that shape the exterior of Villa P. Look inside and you will find concrete playing a major role as it fashions a minimal modern backdrop that allows the décor to standout visually.
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
A round mirror and the gold pendant in the living room along with the comfy sectional and the stylish coffee table usher in even more contrast. On the other side of the living space is the ultra-refined contemporary kitchen with striking glass pendant lights above the central island.