Surrounded by mountains and dead straight rows of olive and almond trees, the SpronkenHouse is located on a spacious plot in the hinterland of the “Orange Blossom Coast” north of Valencia. The building, designed by Dutch artist and trained sculptor Xander Spronken, is a residential sculpture made of concrete, wood, iron and glass. Six-meter-high columns are connected with wooden beams, the spaces in between are filled with huge frameless glass panes, and elements made of hand-forged iron can be found throughout the house. The interplay of space and negative space, of inside and outside, light and shadow and the pure beauty of the materials used characterize the ambience. Despite the high, massive pillars and the mighty wooden beams, the rooms appear light and airy. The boundaries between outside and inside seem to be blurred; an effect that is further enhanced by the great height of the rooms.
The SpronkenHouse consists of two buildings, the 160 square meter east wing and the 150 square meter west wing. Both houses have an open-plan living and dining area with kitchen. A smaller concrete volume, partially embedded in the floor, is set into this large space. Above and inside it is a sleeping area with a bathroom. The houses, which each have their own pool, can be rented separately or together.
What to do
Hiking in the Desert de les Palmes nature reserve, horseback riding, truffle search, wine tastings, visiting the hot natural water springs of Montanejos, visiting the surrounding mountain villages, trips to the cities of Castellón, Valéncia, Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea (30 minutes)
Why we like this house
Here you can spend your holidays within a work of art.
This house is great for
Holidays with family and friends. A house for art & architecture lovers!
|ES – Spain, Valencia, Castellón, Les Useres
|In the "Spanish Tuscany", surrounded by olive and almond trees
|Number of guests
|2 houses for max. 6 guests each
|Xander Spronken, Maastricht
|El País Semanal 2021 , Arquitectura y desino 2021, CQ Portugal 2021, Condé Nast Traveler 2021, Arquitectura y diseno 5/2020, Savoir Vivre 2018, Elle Decor Italia 2019, archilovers.com 5/2019, Archello 2019
|archilovers Best Project 2019
|1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Art, Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Hiking, Pool, Wine
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