Dezanove is an energy-efficient eco-house in a small fishing village in northwestern Spain. I. It features recycled wood from the local fishing industry – wood that originally formed part of the floating platforms (bateas) used for mussel farming and thus was exposed to sea, wind and weather for decades. The rough, weathered exterior of the wood has been used for the facade, the smooth inside for interior finishings and furniture.
Situated on a rocky hillside, the house is comprised of two parts: the extroverted living area that opens onto panoramic views and the introverted sleeping area with a wooden facade, which can be completely closed off by folding shutters. In the open living area, the floors, walls and ceiling are made of wood; in the bedrooms, exposed concrete dominates. The ground floor features a studio with a bedroom, living area and kitchenette. The house doesn’t just offer spectacular views of the sea – a quiet, sandy beach is only a few steps away.
What to do
There is a nearby sailing and diving school. Canoeing, horse riding, cycling, boating, golf (30 minutes away). Private chef and spa treatments on request.
Why we like this house
Ecological architecture from recycled wood, glass and concrete - and a beautiful view.
Details of the property
Region/Town: ES – Spain, Galicia, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Aldea Ribeirina
Name: Dezanove House
Scenery: Bay on the western Atlantic coast of Spain
Number of guests: up to 8 people
Design: Inaki Leite, London
Published: Many publications (print and TV)
Awards: Architecture Awards Galicia (2016): Mention prize on sustainability, Architecture Awards by BUILD magazine (2016): Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Design, Mention prize prominent finalist on Juana de Vega Foundation for single-family dwelling (2013)