A former office becomes a minimalist beach house in Spain
Previously an office in Gavà, Spain, this box-like space has been transformed into a beach house by Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge. The empty space was ripe for a redesign with limitless possibilities, all with views of Gava Mar beach through the pine trees. Inside, a mezzanine has been installed to increase the usable space. The front facade includes floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for different views depending on which floor you are on. The massive glass front also provides natural light throughout the house keeping it bright and airy.
With a ceiling that stretches 5 meters high (about 16.5 feet high), the open second level really comes into its own. The wooden mezzanine covers the all-white minimalist kitchen, while leaving a double height under the ceiling in the living room.
At the end of the space, three staircases lead to a level that houses the bathroom and the bottom of the current staircase. The staircase is open to not block light and to keep sight lines open in the compact space.
The white walls and floor are balanced with the unfinished wooden mezzanine and the curved ceiling. Green plants are scattered around to help warm the space.
Upstairs, a long wooden table/desk provides plenty of usable surface space while also serving as a railing. Directly behind the desk is a third level that houses the bed.
Photos by Adria Goula.