From grandma’s house to modern Mediterranean-inspired residence near Barcelona

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From grandma’s house to a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired modern residence near Barcelona by 08023 Architects
From grandma’s house to a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired modern residence near Barcelona by 08023 Architects

Old house near Barcelona gets modern makeover, smart home technologies and spectacular infinity pool for a unique Mediterranean experience

An old house in one of the most exclusive residential areas outside Barcelona, Spain was in desperate need of a makeover. 08023 Architects had the difficult job of transforming the old building into a modern, Mediterranean-inspired residence that adopted the latest and greatest in design and home-automation.

Measuring 500 square meters, the modern house spreads overs three floors: a technical basement, the main living area on the ground-floor, and the sleeping area upstairs.

Modern interior design, open plan floor in newly renovated house near Barcelona by 08023 Architects
View of swimming pool and outdoor garden from dining area inside modern house outside Barcelona, Spain
Modern living room inside renovated residence near Barcelona, Spain by 08023 Architects
Backyard and garden of modern residence near Barcelona, Spain designed by 08023 Architects which renovated an old residence

Ground floor

The ground floor includes the open space living and dining area, a spacious kitchen and a study room. Since the client, a design lover, was keen to have a more indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the architects fitted the living room with large windows. For the spacious and functional kitchen, top-of-line cooking equipment was used to add the “modernity and innovation” the architects wanted to achieve through the renovation.

From old house to modern Mediterranean-inspired residence near Barcelona, Spain by 08023 Architects
From grandma's house to a gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired modern residence near Barcelona with incredible pool area

The focus on Indoor-outdoor living is continued with the porch and white infinity pool. As architect Cristina Mora explains: "The magnificent porch becomes a chill out area with LED lighting color therapy, changing according to owners’ moods. The amazing white infinity pool is linked to the house and is also able to change the color of its waters."

By replacing the old roof, the architects managed to create a wonderful terrace for each bedroom. The master suite has its own spacious dressing area and an elegant bathroom-spa with a stunning terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The basement has two parking spaces, a gym, some storage rooms and a large spa area. The interior pool which appears to rise from the floor, combines the relaxing sound of the waterfall with chromotherapy lights.

Amazing interior design leads to spectacular outdoor entertainment area and spectacular pool - Modern residence near Barcelona by 08023 Architects

"Finally, the great garden surrounding the house combines Mediterranean native species with Japanese Zen spirit, on a balance of tradition and serenity combined in nature as the ideal home environment," explained the architects.

To compliment the architecture and landscape design, smart home technologies were added to the house. New insulation materials greatly improved energy efficiency. Through home automation, the owners can control the irrigation system for the Mediterranean garden, control the outdoor lighting system, and fill the infinity pool using their smartphones.

From interior to exterior, from design to smart home technologies, 08023 Architects have replaced "grandma's house" with a spectacular, modern, Mediterranean-inspired residence that’s worthy of its exclusive location near Barcelona, Spain.

Photography by: Simón García / David Jiménez

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