Sketches of Spain… It’s always a good time for a Spanish holiday! Here’s our pick of homes in the land of flamenco, fiestas and afternoon siestas…
This modern take on primitive dwelling is inspired by the many caves in this region, once home to prehistoric settlements. We love the cheerful use of color and form in its organic, moulded interiors.
Nothing like an unusually-shaped home to make things memorable. Case in point this partially subterranean dome, set within eight acres of Mediterranean pine forest and orchards.
Simple does it
A finalist for the Balearic Architectural Prize, this earthy yet contemporary house is surrounded by a centuries-old oak tree forest in a World Heritage region. All the overachievement aside, it’s simply a brilliantly relaxing vacation home.
Stop and stare
Carved into a nature reserve along the Galician coast, this contemporary-rustic retreat took 12 years of loving restoration to become the country home it is today. Not surprising, as we could easily spend a few years admiring the granite composition of its walls.
If you’re looking for soft, creamy, indulgent luxury in the heart of Barcelona, this is it. Baroque on the outside, cool and contemporary on the inside, this 19th-century villa on Passeig de Gracia is perfect for a weekend of being good to yourself.
Layer it on
Built 150 years ago, this former manor house turned modern townhouse in Pollença’s center is layered with useful, convivial spaces. Perfect for exploring Mallorca’s urban side.
For more sketches of Spain, browse our collection of vacation home rentals here.