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It’s hard to visually compete with the rugged coast of Granada. But when asked to build a home on a spot in the Costa Aguilera area of Salobreña, where the craggy land drops precipitously toward the sea at 42 degrees, Jaime Bartolomé

and Pablo Gil Martínez rose to the challenge. “It took six months to design,” says Martínez, who explains that they cut

into the hillside so that “the construction took place on an excavated platform way above the road level.” The architects drew on the region’s rich artisan traditions to create everything, including the interior furnishings—made by hand

using centuries-old techniques. The undulating roof of handmade and hand-placed tiles are likened

to the scales of a dragon when seen from land but waves when seen from the water, and recall the idiosyncratic work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

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Courtesy Gil Bartolome ADW/Jesus Granada (3). Opposite: Matteo Piazza (4)

2. SALOBREÑA, SPAIN

Architecture & Interior Design: GilBartolome Architects, gilbartolome.com Square Feet: 2,260 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Altitude: 150 feet

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