- 2 BR
- Sleeps 5
- from € /nt
This remarkable installation challenges the senses with stunning simplicity and beautiful symmetry, from where you’ll experience both the commanding architectural achievement, and its relationship with the natural world. It’s a triumphant creation that’s powerful, simple and beautiful.
Perched on almost nine acres at the edge of the stunning Puertos de Beceite national park, Casa Pezo floats above a hidden valley, with spectacular views over the national park, the Algars river, and the medieval hilltop villages of Arnes and Horta San Juan in the distance.
Designed by multi-award winning, MoMA-exhibited, Chilean architects, Pezo & Von Ellrichshausen, the house was selected as one of the five most important new houses in the world as well as Best New Private House in 2014 by Wallpaper Magazine and has been featured extensively in the worldwide media, from Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair to the cover of the coffee table book, Super Houses.
Conceived as the first in a series of homes commissioned to highlight the work of several avant-garde international architects, Casa Pezo was completed in 2013 and is purposely located off the beaten track down an unpaved road to offer complete privacy and tranquility and an all natural experience.
Constructed entirely of concrete, the central base forms a platform that juts out over the landscape giving the sensation of floating above the treeline. Two stories high, the base anchors the structure around the interior courtyard and pool while the rest of the structure orbits around the periphery, and although thoroughly modern, was designed in the proportions and layout of traditional Mediterranean homes.
There’s a fine tuned sense of balance both vertically and horizontally that integrates the interior and exterior spaces, with the living area, dining area and kitchen all benefiting from the walls of glass that slide away and immerse you into the environment. With two bedrooms, the house can accommodate up to five and is entirely solar powered and off grid but with a luxurious sense of minimalist style.
This is a remarkable home that offers an exceptional opportunity to experience the art of design and living.
**More on Pezo & Von Ellrichshausen: Inaugural winners of the MCHAP Emerge Prize and featured in the Royal Academy’s ground-breaking 2014 Sensing Spaces architecture exhibition (described in The Spectator as “the best exhibition of architecture I have ever experienced.”)
The entire home is off grid and solar powered, therefore there is no wifi and no home entertainment (but who needs it here really?) There is sporadic cell phone coverage. Housekeeping provided weekly or daily for additional charge. Optional private chef and catering services available.
The Matarranya in Aragon, is one of the most sparsely populated, remote corners of Spain, and has been described as the Spanish Tuscany. Only recently accessible by newly built roadways, the region is home to several medieval hilltop villages as well as wild natural beauty. Traversed by the Algars river whose banks mark the border between Aragon and Catalonia, you are just over two hours from both Barcelona and Valencia. The nearby Puertos de Beceite national park is home to unique Iberian wildlife and was a favourite of Pablo Piccaso’s, featuring in a number of his paintings. The protected and mostly empty beaches of the Ebro Delta are just over an hour’s drive away.
Aragon, Spain. Nearest Airport: Reus International Airport (1.5 hr) Barcelona and Valencia International Airports (2.5 hr) and Zaragoza (2 hr)
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|Bed Type||1 Double, 3 Singles|
|Accommodate||Up to 5 guests|
|Rates||Rates are €450 per night; €600 per night in July and August|
|Minimum Stay||2 Nights|
|View||Stunning unobstructed views of Puertos de Beceite national park|