Cross-Shaped House With Solid Stone Walls At Each End
Located in Chiva, Spain, this beautiful house designed by architect Ramon Esteve features an interesting and very beautiful layout complemented by an array of natural materials such as stone and wood with the occasional weathered steel accents. This palette of materials and their natural finishes help to make the house blend in with its surroundings. The plot is surrounded by a pine forest so the architect and the clients wanted to take full advantage of that and gave the house a cross-shaped floor plan.
The floor plan features four wings, each with a distinct function and each ending with a stone wall facing the forest. The two wings at the front of the house contain the living room, kitchen and dining area while the two at the rear house the bedrooms. The larger of the two bedroom wings sits on top of a garage. The internal spaces are organized around a swimming pool and a terrace. They’re each connected to different outdoor areas, based on the level of privacy they require.