abaton: estate in extremadura abaton: estate in extremadura
feb 02, 2012

abaton: estate in extremadura

‘estate in extremadura’ by abaton, extremadura, caceres, spain image © belen imaz



positioned within the rolling landscape of the caceres province of spain, the ‘estate in extremadura’ is a single family residence designed by madrid-based firm abaton. transformed from an abandoned stable, the contemporary intervention is respectful of the environment just the structure was in its original state. the orientation of the building exposes an elongated southern facade to the sloping terrain and valley, introducing daylight throughout the entire day. the solid stone supporting walls have been selectively opened to harness the natural illumination, structurally supplemented with metal pillars while maintaining the rustic exterior. the previous haylofts now contain the bedrooms.



sliding door into dining room image © belen imaz



two streams which naturally pass through the property provide electricity during the winter months with the addition of small turbines. the water is diverted into a fountain within an open-air interior courtyard as well as a larger storage pond. bordered with stone and glass sliding doors, the courtyard may be opened and merged into the living area, welcoming the murmuring sounds of the water into the interior.



entry elevation image © belen imaz



stream flows through the home and into a storage pool image © belen imaz



south elevation image © belen imaz



living area image © belen imaz



living area image © belen imaz



sitting area overlooking the stream + interior courtyard image © belen imaz



stream running through the interior courtyard image © belen imaz



(left) sitting area (right) dining table images © belen imaz



(left) kitchen (right) fireplace images © belen imaz



(left) bathroom (right) shower images © belen imaz



(left) bedroom (right) master bedroom images © belen imaz



access to the grounds from the bedroom image © belen imaz



stream during autumn image © belen imaz



aerial view of the residence image © belen imaz



residence within the landscape image © belen imaz



floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level 1








project info:


built area: 322m2 lot: 5ha materials: recycled stone, steel, concrete architectural project: abaton construction project: abaton interior design project: abaton + batavia (furnishing) team: camino alonso (architect, project director, studio director), ignacio lechon (architect and landscape, project management team), fernando alonso (mining engineer, technical and construction manager)

  • fabulous

    both rustic and refined

    dbkii says:
  • Love the stonework. Love the open shower. Love the streamlined kitchen.
    Modern while still remaining totally livable.

    Jessica F says:
  • simply beautiful inside and out

    mODERNDESIGN2120 says:
  • Beautiful! Especially I like very much the turbine installation producing electricity with the streams. I would have loved a bit more details, i.e. construction and capacity.

    JJ says:
  • To actually see the home, [url=http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/abandoned-stable-now-luxuriousf-grid-family-dream-home/] here is a video [/url].

    KJD says:
  • Another beautiful residence. Have watched the 16m video and the harmony these folks have created with their surroundings using a historic template makes for great viewing. Thanks KJD for supplying. So worth the watch d\’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • delightful

    dadap says:
  • I love the use of space. And how the ceilings are at nice soaring angles, going with the natural flow of the original structure. A well of inspiration…we’ll have to keep in mind for some of our New Mexico renovation/remodeling projects. http://www.tierraconceptssantafe.com/

    Santa Fe Home Builder says:
  • I love it.

    Debby says:
  • I like this. It combines the best of contemporary with the vernacular. Its quirky but livable. Very nice.

    I have a house site http://www.house-design-coffee.com and I would love to feature a house like this.

    homesower says:
  • 10/10

    bilbaggins says:

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