In my search for the best use of modern lighting within the best architectural designs, most of what I’ve found has been brand new. Smooth, clean lines coalesce into altogether grand, customized spaces. While I would be ecstatic to live in any one of these homes, I find the project featured here particularly appealing because it uses what was already there. The architectural firm of Abaton took an old abandoned stone barn in the hilly Spanish province of Caceres and turned it into a wonderfully modern and rustic private home. The design blends in with its surroundings and is given fantastic texture through its incorporation of the barn’s existing stone walls. It is also unexpectedly airy, what with enormous wood plank doors opening up the interior.
The use of natural stone extends beyond the home’s outer walls and hardscapes. It has also been brought inside, as evidenced by the trough sink shown here in the master bathroom. Such unique, thoughtful touches help create design cohesion between the home’s interior and exterior:
The guest and master bathrooms (on the first and second floors, respectively) and main living room all look out onto a central courtyard, featuring a modern fountain nestled within the rustic rock walls:
To see more photos highlighting this project, be sure to check them out on the enpundit blog.