PYO Arquitectos transformed a derelict old farmhouse and stable into Casa Tmolo, a gorgeous holiday home in Spain’s countryside. The Madrid-based design studio gutted the rustic property to add a modern and minimalist interior that complements the exterior’s well-worn stone facade. The renovated house is also notable for its unique spatial layout that’s organized around four “muses:” diamond-shaped elements that symbolize the clients’ four daughters.
Located in Spain’s northwestern Asturias principality, the original farmhouse and stable had sat untouched for over five decades and suffered significant deterioration. PYO Arquitectos reconstructed the facade with white insulating concrete and locally sourced stone. The doors and windows are deeply recessed and installed with wooden shutters to reference the style of stable doors and frame beautiful views of the valley below.
The facade’s use of concrete and stonework is continued inside the building, where the interior comprises mostly white-painted surfaces, large windows, naturally finished timber forms, and exposed stone walls. Due to the site’s uneven slope, the architects staggered the interior levels and organized them around a triple-height living room and four “muses,” the faceted plywood elements that symbolize the clients’ daughters and conceal a chimneybreast, cupboard, toilet, and storage. The three bedrooms are located on the upper floor and are accessible via a white-painted metal staircase.
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