Herrero House by 08023 Architects

Redesigned in 2016 by 08023 Architects, this modern single family house is located in Alella, Spain.

Description by 08023 Architects

The renovation is a project of 08023 Architects, located in one of the most exclusive residential áreas outside of Barcelona. A derelict house has been reinvented into a house in which modernity, innovation and design are combined in a unique Mediterranean experience.

Excellently merged within the spectacular surrounding garden, its almost 500m2 area spread over three floors: a technical basement, a living area downstairs and a rest area upstairs.

XXI century technologies are introduced and combined into the housing to build an extraordinary house. The use of new insulation materials exponentially improves energy efficiency. Home automation can control the whole house through a Smartphone and rainwater is used for irrigate the Mediterranean garden and fill the pool.

The living room area has large windows that allow the house can be completely opened to the outside, without barriers to the landscape. The kitchen, spacious and functional is equipped with the latest technologies and high quality cooking equipment.

The magnificent porch becomes a chill out area with LED lighting color therapy, changing according the moods of the owners. The amazing white infinity pool are linked with the house and is also able to change the color of its waters.

The renovation create a new wonderful terrace in each bedroom, replacing the old roof. The master suite has an own spacious dressing area and an elegant bathroom-spa with a stunning terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The basement has two park lots, a gym, some storage rooms and a large spa area where you can forget the outside world. The inside pool arising from the floor combines the relaxing sound of the waterfall with chromotherapy lights.

Finally, the great garden surrounding the house combines Mediterranean native species with Japanese Zen spirit, on a balance of tradition and serenity combined in nature as the ideal home environment.

Photography by David Jiménez

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- by Matt Watts