OVERVIEW \ architectural DESIGN HOME starting at $530
There’s something distinctly ‘James Bond’ about this 4-bedroom home just outside Barcelona: an X-shaped concrete and glass construction jutting out from a pine-tree-covered hillside looking out to sea – yes, it’s hard to think of a weekend getaway better suited for a seriously slick spy on a break.
Casa-X is available for both visitors and commercial guests. For couples, families and groups looking for a fantastic place to spend their vacation time, to film directors looking to infuse a little Tom Ford into their next feature film, this place offers both. And we can see why.
Designed by renowned Catalan architects Cadaval & Sola-Morales, Casa X unashamedly stands out from the rest of the more traditional villas set in this affluent area of Cabrils. Inside, it’s a generous 315 square metres distributed over 2 floors; and while its carefully kitted out with a mix of modern décor - think giant contemporary artwork, 60’s style Charles Eames chairs, and oversized light balls – the real star of the show is the view. Wooded mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea are visible from all angles, and reflect off the double height floor-to-ceiling windows. Here, nature and cutting edge design are one.
White walls, glass and exposed concrete floors give off a minimalist feel to the property, while sharp angles optimize the jaw-dropping sea and mountain views. The living room leads into an open-plan kitchen with hanging spotlights and a bespoke 7m long marble table, equipped with state-of-the-art hob. Plenty of space and luxury monochrome furnishings - it’s a chef’s dream.
Directly facing the sea and mountains, the master suite upstairs extends on to a dressing room and huge shower room complete with hydro-massage jets. On the same floor is a book-lined study.
Do we even have to say it? Views, views and more views!
Below the concrete structure is a sloping garden with an infinity pool and decked terrace, barbecue area, sauna and Jacuzzi.
AC, sub-floor heating, wifi, infinity pool, sauna, jacuzzi, luxury kitchen, decked terrace, BBQ area, 2- car garage
The property is set atop a hillside within the Catalan town of Cabrils, just outside Barcelona. It’s a 35-minute drive to the centre of Barcelona, or ten minutes to the small centre of Cabrils and the sea.
Rates start at $530/night.
NEED TO KNOW
Renting a car is a must. The property sits atop of a steep hillside and it’s a 10-minute drive into town.
No kids allowed (the minimum age is 18) and no pets either.
There’s a big Mercadona supermarket approximately 10 minutes from the house.
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...
Things to do: Mediterranean Sea & wooded walking trails.
Restaurants: Ca L’Estrany, Hostal de la Plaça & Can Rin
Explore: Barcelona (35 minutes away) for shopping, restaurants, bars, art museums and world-famous Gaudi landmarks.
CONTACT \ booking
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*images courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk, reviewed by Clemmy Manzo