Modern property near Barcelona, with clean geometric forms, giving importance to open and polyvalent spaces and natural light, captured and modulated in a creative way. It appeared in the Spanish edition of “ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST – LAS CASAS MAS BONITAS DEL MUNDO” in august 1989. Surrounded by a very private garden of 858,00 sqm, with old trees and a beautiful view of the Mediterranean, this house of 332,50 sqm consists of a groundfloor of 209,60 sqm, a first floor of 84,20 sqm and a basement of 38,70 sqm. PRICE: 1.280.000 €
Location & Environment Located in a small residencial area with 14 houses in the highest part of the village of Alella (Barcelona), with excellent views of the Mediterranean and bordering the vineyards of the protected natural â€œParc de la Serrallada Litoralâ€? (marked green on the map). 20-25 minutes from Barcelona by car, trains from El Masnou station (8 minutes by car) every 20 minutes, buses from Alella (4 minutes by car) every hour, 3 minutes from the golf course Vallromanes and riding club, 10 minutes from Ocata Beach. Various restaurants Michelin are located nearby.
Access & Entrance Hall
The exterior pavement is made of old granite cobble stones, in the interior waxed terracotta tiles are covering the heated floor. A comfortable (carpet covered) spiral staircase leeds to the upper floor, sliding panels (disappearing into the walls) open to the living-dining area.
This area offers relaxing views to the surrounding garden, connected by various windows and sliding doors. The dining room can seat 8 or more, next to it (and to the kitchen) is the outdoor dining table. The living room has a cosy fireplace and a small library. In a corner, moving sliding panels, it opens to an area which is used as a study and sometimes as a meeting room forming part of the adjacent professional office.
Study / Meeting Room
This room, apart from its spectacular view, is particularly luminous because of its big sky light. It has its separate small archive.
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The office has its own entrance from the street and a bathroom, therefore it can function independently, yet it is connected to the rest of the house. It could also serve as a guest apartment or a playroom, etc.
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The spacious kitchen is very functional, with many closets. The extra wide tops are made of white Silestone, the light grey Italian floor tiles are very resistant and practical. One of the windows is overlooking the entrance patio, the other two offer views of the garden with the outdoor dining area.
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Laundry & Servantâ€™s Room
Connected to the kitchen but visually separated, is the laundry area. It disposes of many closets for cleaning utensils, linen, etc. and has its own independent access from the entrance patio. Next to it you also find a nice servantâ€™s room complete with its own bathroom.
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Adjacent to the kitchen, but separated by a door, is a lovely small room (with access to the garden) which can serve many different purposes, such as a breakfast room or guest room (maybe for an au-pair).
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Wellness Area + Gym Situated door to door with the salita, illuminated by two skylights and with a big sliding window to the garden, it includes a Finnish sauna, shower, Silestone counter top basin with drawers, toilet and a big octagonal spa surrounded by plants. Another spiral staircase leeds to a small fitness area with its own private south oriented solarium.
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The main stairs leed you to the first floor. A large high sky light floods this space with nuances all day. A big sliding door opens to the master bedroom.
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The glass wall behind the bed allows visual contact with the double space of the living room. It could easily be replaced by a normal wall. The outsize closet forms part of the architecture.
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Master Bath / Dressing Room
Made of beige marble, it consists of two areas: The open one with the round sunken bathtub, only partially conceiled from the bedroom by a wall, offers views to a small balcony and the high trees of the garden. The second part can be closed by a sliding panel and contains a large top with wash- basin and closet beneath, perfectly illuminated by a sky light, apart from bidet and toilet.
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The upper hall also gives access to another bathroom, nearly identical to the master bath, but instead of the round tub it has a normal one.
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Another large high sky light and 2 additional windows offer very good natural light all day, apart from the different nice views. A ladder gives access to library situated on a gallery. At the moment this room is open to the study / meeting room downstairs. If another independent bedroom should be needed, the void in the floor could easily be closed and the room reorganized as desired.
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This is a big room with 2 beds, huge closet, library and desk. It has a corner window with a view of the coast, apart from 2 other windows. - 34 -
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The actual owners of the house are architects and interior designers. If you should want professional help for adapting everything to your personal needs, directing and supervising all necessary work, respecting deadlines and budget, it would be no problem at all. Please, do not hesitate to visit their website: http://www.arquiplan.net or contact them for further details.
Eric Machold firstname.lastname@example.org +34 652 995 322
Laura Admetlla email@example.com +34 647 423 768
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