Dezanove House

The Dezanove House, situated in a small fishing village in the northwest of Spain, refers with its materials to its location by the sea. 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.

This house is great for

Families, holidays with friends


EPC A energy rating


Region ES – Spain, Galicia, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Aldea Ribeirina
Design Dezanove House
Scenery Bay on the western Atlantic coast of Spain
Number of guests up to 8 people
Completed 2012
Architect Inaki Leite (architect), 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)
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Golf, Music, Sea, excellent sustainability

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  1. Ein aussergewöhnliches, sehr schönes, unglaublich lichtes Haus, in dem sich auch Tage mit schlechterem Wetter gut verleben lassen. Die Einrichtung ist stilvoll, die Ausstattung hervorragend. Alles, was man braucht, aber auch viele attraktive Ziele finden sich in wenigen Kilometern Entfernung. Wir wurden freundlichst begrüsst; unsere Fragen – Probleme gab es keine – umgehend geklärt. Allein, wissen sollte man, dass das Haus über die Etagen hinweg offen ist.
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  2. We had very relaxing and comfortable holiday in this marvelous house. The architecture is really stunning. Every time you see the ocean shimmering just in front of the house you feel relaxed automatically slow down a little bit. The spacious rooms, the modern kitchen and daily cleaning guarantee the luxury experience. Especially the fully equipped kitchen left nothing to be desired. An evening on the roof terrace is the perfect way to end the day.

    We also loved to discover Galicia in the surrounding area of Dezanove House. The surf beaches, the rocky pools and the overall green nature are perfect for a diversified holiday experience. And the food in the various restaurants was never a disappointment.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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!
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