HILL HOUSE

This house located in Catalonia was built in the 1980s and has recently changed owners for the first time. Constructed on a hilly site, the compact house has modestly sized rooms set at various levels that follow the terrain.

The main living space is a split level room with a dramatic high ceiling and with direct access to a covered terrace that looks out over – but does not give access to – the grounds below. At garden level there are various undercroft spaces that aren’t being used.

The renovation opens up these living quarters to the garden by constructing a stair from the main terrace, adding a pool area and redefining the outdoor rooms. Internally, various small, stategic adjustments in layout improve the definition of the rooms, resulting in a more varied set of spaces.

 

Local architect: Raül Sánchez Esteban.

 

HILL HOUSE

This house located in Catalonia was built in the 1980s and has recently changed owners for the first time. Constructed on a hilly site, the compact house has modestly sized rooms set at various levels that follow the terrain.

The main living space is a split level room with a dramatic high ceiling and with direct access to a covered terrace that looks out over – but does not give access to – the grounds below. At garden level there are various undercroft spaces that aren’t being used.

The renovation opens up these living quarters to the garden by constructing a stair from the main terrace, adding a pool area and redefining the outdoor rooms. Internally, various small, stategic adjustments in layout improve the definition of the rooms, resulting in a more varied set of spaces.

 

Local architect: Raül Sánchez Esteban