We tour the Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias and we are left with 5 houses that will not leave you indifferent. Which is your favorite?
At Grandma’s House (Bilbao, Basque Country)
Amaia’s grandmother was excited that her granddaughter would live in what used to be her home and that’s how it has been, yes, after a reform that breathes the spirit of this young, hard-working and surfer mother, but without forgetting some pieces that tell her history. She travels to Bilbao with us and discovers her here.
“Amaia and her partner wanted to preserve the identity of the flat, but also a home that was like them, relaxed,” says interior designer Natalia Zubizarreta. Amaia’s vintage treasures coexist with new pieces, classics of contemporary design, which give a new life to the space.
Open And Win
One of the most important changes was to open the kitchen to the living room. The kitchen faces the interior, so a wall was knocked down so that the light could reach it. And everything is paneled so that it was not in sight. The lamps in the kitchen are from Estudio Natalia Zubizarreta and the cans are from Kenay Home.
Like The Phoenix Bird (Llamas De Pria, Asturias)
This is what this house is like, since its owner, Pablo Aranguren, fell in love with it when it was a ruin and turned it into the paradise it is today: surrounded by greenery and from where you can hear the murmur of the sea of Jesters of Pría, in Asturias. Discover it here.
Tradition And Comfort
“We found the ruins of a 17th-century building,” says Pablo. Only three walls remained standing, in the middle of a unique spot with 12,000 meters of meadow around it. We rebuilt it with all the comforts of the 21st century”. Antique bench and stripped console from Antique & Teak, in Becara.
A Lovely Dining Room
Pablo designed a kitchen open to the dining room, as in the old Asturian townhouses and today it is one of his children’s favorite rooms. It’s not weird! Old table recovered, from Las Tiendas de San Enrique. Vajillero, from Las Tiendas de San Enrique. Lamps, from The Eight. Chairs, from El Rastro.
A Bright Basque Village (Basque Country)
In white, gray and covered with paper and wood. This is how this house is made by the Basque decorator Inaki Mujika. If you like houses bathed in light, come in and enjoy it. Stained oak flooring. Wall papered with striped paper from Polo Ralph Lauren.
The kitchen and the office literally enter the garden, to be filled with its green and light. The office has Polo Ralph Lauren wallpaper. Steel countertops with black wooden furniture and oak table, by Carpintería Urkain. Becara rattan chairs. Panda belle.
And The Cantabrian Sea?
This town has not forgotten it. In the bedroom area, the wallpaper, with marine motifs, decorates the children’s bathroom. Basin unit, in Carpinteria Urkain. On the floor, cushions from Lexington-baby, in Mujika Aramendi. The chest of drawers is from Flamant.
An Elegant And Natural Atmosphere
The stone and the beams are accompanied by natural linens and restored antique furniture, many of French origin or acquired in markets in the area, such as the Torrelavega antiques fair. Similar antique chest of drawers and bedside tables at Il Coc, just like the stool.
Stately And Beautiful (San Sebastian, Basque Country)
Pilar’s apartment breathes the style of her city, Donosti, and light floods it even on the cloudiest days. “A real luxury, especially in San Sebastian, where sunny days are scarce. And of course, I loved it,” he says. Do you want to provide it? He comes in and you will see him.