Tuesday, 24 June 2014

house tour: a small mountain retreat in the Pyrenees

This rustic mountain retreat in the Pyrenees, close to the town Olat, is only 35m2 (377 ft2) and used to be a stable for cows and sheep. The owner, who wanted a second home to escape the city life of Barcelona, got Serge Castella to help him make it habitable. He now refers to it as his match box in the mountains.

The living room area (also used as a bedroom) has a wonderful mix of furniture and instead of a coffee table there are two wooden blocks. I like seeing the Verner Panton chairs in the small dining room. Their modern look contrasts the rustic elements of the space.
The home was featured in the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest and if Google Translate doesn't fail me, the interior designer describes the owner as a bohemian party animal, but adds that he is cultured, refined and chic. He says he had Ibiza, its 70s popular architecture, in mind when designing the space. To give it character he used furniture by architects/designers Charlotte Perriand (the sideboard), Mathieu Matégot (the magazine rack) and Marco Zanuso (the violet Arflex chair). Decorative pieces like art, vintage ceramics and tapestry on the kitchen wall add more charm.
And finally, the stylish bathroom with black walls.
photo credit:
Mark G. Peters for AD España

1 comment:

  1. The artwork in the top photo is beautiful! The fusion of old and new is such a nice touch.

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