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Impressive modernist home built into the cliffs of Spain wants $7.1M

A design by Catalan architect Antoni Bonet Castellana

Modernist home with hard edges featuring a semi-circular design marked by strong concrete cantilevering volumes with arches carved into them.
The home was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Bonet Castellana.
Photos via Finques Frigola

A home by catalan architect Antoni Bonet Castellana, perhaps best known for designing the iconic B.K.F butterfly chair with Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, is on the market in the seaside city of Calella, Spain.

Perched above and into a rocky outcrop, the modernist residence, which WowHaus dates back to the 1970s, features a semi-circular design marked by strong concrete cantilevering volumes with arches carved into them that appear to fan out toward the water.

These arches continue inside, where they manifest as a series of vaulted ceilings in the main open-plan living space, which encompasses three separate seating areas and a dining space partitioned by a partial wall, all arranged to face walls of glass and clerestory windows that frame magnificent coastal views.

There are seven bedrooms that are located on the lower level of the impressive house and seem to be embedded into the earth. Each one boasts sliding glass doors framed by geometric cutouts into the thick stone exterior wall that, of course, open onto sea views.

A delightfully retro kitchen with what appears to be original tiling and cabinets, seven bathrooms (a mix of water closets, shower rooms, and full baths) that also follow a similar color scheme of orange and red tiles, as well as many more store rooms and the like round out the interiors, which are rather simple—with tiled flooring and stucco walls—and measure 767 square meters, or 8,256 square feet.

The grounds are equally stunning, with gardens, lawns, a rooftop pool, stone walls, and trees, just to name a few. It’s offered at 5.8 million euros, or about $7.1 million.

Via Finques Frigola (h/t WowHaus)