Es Garbi

Beach House in Costa Brava
06 / 09 / 2017
www.nookarchitects.com
Year: 2017
Photography: Marcela Grassi

 
Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the Camí de Ronda is a historical coast path that connects the villages and beaches of the Costa Brava. Along the way, we find this house, part of a protected complex, in an unbeatable location.

The result of the restoration and renovation is a house that is true to its traditional, mediterranean origins and, at the same time, unequivocally contemporary in its design. The natural light and exquisite sea views, bestowed by its great location, now take center stage in what is a privileged home.

The house spreads out over four floors. It sits upon a rock and descends, in steps, until it meets the sea, to which it is connected with a private jetty.

The family had been looking for a property that was both simple and comfortable, one which would allow for the independent usage of secondary rooms, as well as the collective usage of a communal area connected to the main terrace.

Many of the house’s original elements, such as the tiled flooring and wooden beams, were recovered to preserve the traditional character of the building. These original features interact with the more modern wooden, cement, steel and ceramic components. The result is an undoubtedly contemporary design that remains faithful to the austere character of the original construction.

The design and introduction of custom-made furniture was of special importance to this project, contributing a functional value to each room. Whether by dividing up space or by dispersing natural light, the furniture takes on an active role in the creation of different internal areas.