In our summer magazine, we already spoke with Isabel and Beatriz Blanco, the sister duo behind the Spanish design studio Burondo. Today, we put one of their projects in the spotlight: a country house in Miraflores, Spain. The house was completely opened up to the outside, with the view acting as an important player.
Miraflores, a small village in the middle of the mountains in Madrid, is home to this rural home, which was built in the traditional style of the 1970s. In 2018, Burondo was called in to renovate the building, with the studio taking inspiration from the surroundings. The facade was completely rebuilt and opened up to the garden. The metal fencing in front of the windows was replaced with safety glass and traditional blinds. Furthermore, the lime finishing of the outer walls changed the appearance of the house.
In each room, large windows frame the surrounding landscape.
The interior was also completely taken in hand. Burondo transformed the separate small dark rooms into one light family house. These rooms are based on several openings that provide interesting perspectives between the living room and the kitchen-dining room.
The intention was that the interior would embrace the view of the garden and incorporate it as part of the kitchen and dining area. The transition between indoor and outdoor space had to be as transparent as possible. The kitchen was fully customised, combining modern comfort with traditional craftsmanship and refined details. Oak and Calacata Argos marble were used as the main materials. In each room, large windows frame the surrounding landscape. The hand-selected materials work beautifully with the microcement floor and wood to create an environment that exudes calm and serenity.
Photography by Montse Garriga
Styling by Pete Bermejo