With winter settling in here in the UK, we thought we’d take this opportunity to daydream about escaping to a warmer, sunnier spot. How does Spain sound? Sun-kissed beaches, lush rolling hills, and a tropical climate which just begs us to soak up the fresh air and take in the beautiful views while savouring some sangria.
Yes, we think Spain can be the ideal spot to escape the dreary winter climate, even if it’s just in our minds with the aid of some stunning visuals. But there’s more… how does a Spanish villa with all the required amenities and a whole lot of style sound?
As a RIBA-registered chartered practice of architects, 4D Studio has become a leading name in the architectural / design field, focused on kicking residential spaces (both inside and out) up a few stylish notches. From building residential structures and styling up interior spaces to heading up renovations and extensions, the firm is equally dedicated to each and every project brief. And clients have come to expect nothing but first-rate results from this fresh mix of architects and interior designers.
Let’s see what the team’s blend of talent and creativity has conjured up in sunny Spain…
When the professionals were called in to transform a three-year old house, all the stylish stops were pulled out. A new swimming pool was added, an outdoor cinema was built, courtyards and separate staff houses were constructed, and more than 2,800 olive trees were planted on the estate to up its lush look.
A Feng Shui master was present to advise on proper placement of elements, ensuring continuous positive energy both indoors and out.
Can you see yourself basking in the sun on this stone-clad terrace next to this alluring pool? Sure beats the coldness of a UK winter, doesn't it?
Let’s feast our eyes on a few more visuals to further inspire some daydreaming under the Spanish sun.
Right in the heart of Palma, an old merchant’s house with two courtyards received a stunning upgrade. The structure’s rich historical past resulted in the discovery of various Roman artefacts and 7th century Arab work, carefully restored to remain part of the new home’s look.
But in addition, a wealth of modern amenities was also included, such as six new bedrooms, staff accommodation, a spacious kitchen and dining room, media room, gym, swimming pool, and many more!
Would you sunbathe in privacy on that top balcony under your own parasol, or rather join in some socialising splendour in the lush courtyard below?
One can only revel in the spacious layout of the interiors, styled up to become even more open and welcoming. Notice the elongated windows ushering in decadent amounts of sunshine, and how the incoming light carefully bounces around the surfaces of the softly coloured furnishings and decorations.
Feel free to explore a few more visuals of this delightful project before we move on to the next dream home in Spain.
The interior colour palette for Spanish house no. 3 is spiced up ever so slightly, with warm oranges and red browns adding some character to the soft neutrals. Located in the historic Sa Calatrava area, this villa came into being after a period townhouse underwent a full interior renovation in order to enjoy a more contemporary look and feel.
Here one can lounge in luxury in the ground-floor living room which opens up onto the rear courtyard where a cool plunge pool is located.
The contemporary splendour continues in the heart of this Spanish home, where the kitchen shares a spacious open-plan layout with the dining room (and both areas get to open up onto a little patio, which is perfect for those al fresco occasions).
Treat yourself to some more inspiring images of the dreamy Calle Campana…