A Home Indulging the Landscapes of Dalì Paints a Paradise in Mediterranean Style

Stefano Annovazzi Lodi
·2 minuto per la lettura
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

From ELLE Decor

In the easternmost point of Catalonia, at the outset of the Costa Brava, is a panorama that everyone has seen, although perhaps not in person. Empordà is a strip of land that breathes the surrealism of one of its most celebrated exports, Salvador Dalì. Its landscapes make appearances in the great artist’s paintings, with its sun-kissed expanses, fields and, every so often, sea.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

It’s playing with this fertile encounter that the Spanish studio MESURA wished to design Casa Ter, a secluded villa where outdoors are exploited to the fullest. The anomalous structure adapts to the environment, indulging in and allowing a view over the best glimpses, following the slope of the terrain that opens onto the valley.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

The exterior is presented in perfect harmony with nature, including a vertical texture and rounded volumes that accompany the development of its two wings. They’re two sections, differing in function but intersecting in the kitchen, a space that’s perfect for comfortable conviviality. From this alone, it’s clear that the true guiding principle of the residence is a Mediterranean lifestyle, consisting of life in the open air to be shared with others.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

In the first wing, a series of shared spaces unfold with few partition walls, almost as if to create a single environment. An opening emerges with a terracotta patio, which, after a few steps, descends with the side of the hill, reaching an infinity pool. Meanwhile, the other wing hosts more intimate atmospheres, including bedrooms and bathrooms. On the second floor, the master bedroom presents a magnificent Catalan vault recalling the rigid lines of the facade and those undulating in the fields. It’s more than a simple exercise in style, given that the curve faithfully follows the stone that limits its height.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

Thanks to the mild climate, the outside world is open for all, through both generous windows that draw in the long hours of natural light, and the large sliding doors that transform the center of the home into a protected arcade offering shade and respite depending on the season.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

Concrete, Bisbal ceramics by Valeria Vasi, rugs by Nanimarquina, and beige tones recall a warm, rural and peaceful world. But the most obvious homage goes to the local architecture, with extensive use of stones taken from the Ter River (from which the home gets its name). A residence perfectly calibrated with its context, Casa Ter embraces tradition and all the beauty it has to offer.

Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez
Photo credit: Salva Lopez

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