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Stunning luxury home Monasterios with sweeping views of Calderona Mountains, Spain


Valencia-based interior designers and architects Antonio Altarriba Comes have designed  Monasterios House project. Completed in 2012, the stunning luxury home was designed to make the most of the sweeping views of the Calderona Mountains and sea. The property can be found in Valencia, Spain.

According to the architects: “The plot faces houses to the north and the west, the mountain to the east side and the great sea views and Valencia’s gulf to the south.

“The contemporary property emerges from the mountain where it is placed as a bunch of stone volumes.

“The main entrance of the plot is placed in the north-east corner, the highest spot.  A granite tile’s path leads the visitor to the main entrance of the house, delimited by vegetation and stone volumes.

“The main part of the brief was the contrast between the north façade and the main entrance of the house. While the north façade is massive and tectonic, the entrance hall is light and illuminated.

“The hall is a triple-height space and there is a big window facing the main door, so the breathtaking views are present from the entrance door.

“At this moment the house composition is easy to understand: compact volumes in the north and west sides, an open façade orientated south facing the sea, and the east façade with some openings facing the mountain.

“The entrance hall is the virtual axis of the house: it is a triple-height space where the staircase is located. Besides, it is the link of the three floors of the house, which is distributed from this point.

“Floor-to-ceiling windows next to the contemporary staircase, ensure the owners can make the most of the fabulous views of the sea. This space is also connected to the large front terrace where the infinity pool is located.

“The interior design distribution was made simple: day activity rooms are placed in the ground floor and night-activity rooms on the upper floor. Living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, toilet and office are all located in the ground floor.

“Three double bedrooms, one bathroom, master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room facing the mountain and the sea can be found on the upper floor.

“A large beam in the south side, used to join the volumes in compositional terms. This beam is also used to hold the terrace ceiling and gives privacy to the bedrooms, despite the fact that all of them have a façade made out of a big window.”

Images courtesy of Diego Opazo

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March 2, 2013 | Property | View comments

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