Contemporary house overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
New development on a hillside plot in Begur
Project to build a detached, single-family house with a swimming pool on a hillside plot in Begur, in the heart of the Costa Brava, with magnificent views across the Mediterranean Sea.
This is a second home for a foreign family who usually stay for extended periods of time during the summer months.
The architectural design proposal prioritises the link between the house’s interior and the magnificent exterior landscape, to ensure it is as fluid as possible, creating highly permeable spaces that promote open-air living. The sides of the house are entirely opaque, ensuring privacy with respect to the neighbouring properties.
The slope of the plot where the house is located means that the layout is arranged vertically across three levels. The upper floor houses the main entrance and a garage for two cars, the middle floor is intended for use as bedrooms - all of which enjoy spectacular views -, while the lower floor is where family life takes place, with an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, plus a study.
The staircase is located in the central part of the house and is completely open to views of the surrounding scenery.
A generous terrace on the lower floor allows the family to enjoy the outdoors and get in touch with the surrounding natural landscape. An infinity pool completes the terrace, where the azure blues of the pool and the sea become one.
- year 2022
- location Begur (Girona). Costa Brava
- photographer Aitor Estévez