The ÁBATON ÁPH80’s grey fiber cement board facade gives it a unique look that distinguishes it from other modular homes while Spanish Fir timber panels give the 27-square-meter interior a warm but modern feel
While the more classic exterior blends in with the style of the other homes in the locality the interior and the backyard seem to be inspired by a sleek minimal style that embraces a neutral color palette.
A striking staircase connects the various levels of the house while offering geometric contrast in a space that is dominated by clean straight lines. The curving staircase also acts as a divider between the master suite and the kids’ wing on the top floor.
The circular holes in the façade make up the most interesting visual feature of the home even as they bring natural ventilation indoors during the day and add ambient lighting to the walkway outside at night. Complete with cozy bedrooms lavish bathrooms and a home spa this villa tries its very best to bring classic California charm to the Italian countryside!
The interior of the home embraces a similar color palette dominated by white and several shades of gray even as gorgeous wooden surfaces usher in the necessary warmth. The ground floor contains the living areas divided into two zones with one facing the pool and the outdoor dining space while the other is tucked away neatly towards the backyard and serves as a ‘winter hub’.
The owners of the home wanted a quick renovation that not only altered the existing floor plan and ambiance of the house but also improved its insulation and energy efficiency several fold. Taking on this task of refurbishment while giving the landscape outside a new revitalized look architects from ÁBATON Arquitectura completely transformed this three-decade-old Spanish home.
The cantilevered cabin has a footprint of just 200 feet and yet offers a living space of spread across several levels. Its uncomplicated design coupled with adaptable features turn it into an absolute delight!