Dezanove House

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

Accommodation: House

Number of guests: up to 8 people

Architecture: Modern

Completed: 2012

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)


4 Comments

Herforth Benedikt said:

Around New Year’s Eve we (four adults) spent a week in this wonderful house. Beeing wintertime we couldn’t go swimming at the lovely beach right in front of the house. But it was so great staying inside enjoying the beautiful panoramic view through cinemascope sized huge windows over the bay. The floorheating added to the cosiness.
Every morning we woke up with the same great view from the bedrooms, seeing the sun rising over the bay.
We appreciated the perfectly designed and equipped kitchen where we loved to prepare great dinners.
There are al lot of nice and convenient corners in the house so that everyone from us could find a quiet place for relaxing, reading or just enjoying the architecture.
For me the design of the house in every detail was the absolut highlight. I loved these old wooden boards in combination with naked concrete, white walls and huge windows so much. It’s a threedimensional artwork with brilliant composed perspectives on three floors.
Because of it’s cosiness we left the house just for buying fresh fish and for some interesting excursions: The wild water basins (must be great for a bath in summer), the Atlantic ocean at the dunes natural park, the ruins of a Celtic village and not to forget Santiago di Compostela. All of it pretty nearby.
Our days in Dezanove have been pure fun.
Many thanks to Anna and Inaki, the Dezanove’s architects, who both welcomed us personally with greatest warmness and generosity (thanks for this wonderful Galician tart).
We’d love to come again some time soon.

Celina Rodriguez Drescher said:

Wir waren begeistert von dem wundervollen Haus. Dezanove stellt eine wirklich originelle und gelungene Mischung dar von Materialien aus Galicien (Hölzer, Steine) im Außenbereich und einem durchdachten, großzügigen, hochwertigen Innenbereich. Die Küche ist so gut ausgestattet, dass wir es fast bedauerten, sie nicht noch intensiver genutzt zu haben. Jedes Detail ist besonders – ausgesprochen schön auch die große Glasfront zum Garten mit Blick auf das Meer. Das Haus steht in einer kleinen Durchgangsstraße mit wenig Verkehr und einem Zugang zum Strand; die Nachbarschaft ist freundlich und ruhig. Ca. 15 km entfernt findet man einen kilometerlangen Sandstrand, der trotz Hauptsaison fast leer war. Die Gastgeber sind sehr aufmerksam; auf kleine Anmerkungen und Fragen reagierten sie binnen von Minuten. Ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt für die ganze Familie; wir werden sicherlich wiederkommen. Vielen Dank!

Gerber said:

Breathtaking!!

maria amparo lopez siles said:

la zona de a Pobra do Caramiñal es muy bonita

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