An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
Designed by Martins Camisuli Architects the original residence largely features exposed brick walls which add to the beautiful narrative of the extension. The project replaced an existing internal courtyard with a greater usable living area while adding a lovely kitchen and dining nook that utilizes the available space in a smart fashion.
Once you take a look at the half acre pastoral site that the home sits in it is easy to understand why the homeowners wanted to revert back to an indoor-outdoor design that blends the structure of the home with the lush green world around it.
A bustling port that is one of the largest and busiest in all of Europe and the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar is a fabulous holiday destination for those who wish to explore Spain’s Southern tip and of course Gibraltar.
In fact it is the outdoors that adds color magnetism and a sense of liveliness to a residence that otherwise seems restrained and understated. Large glass doors and windows coupled with drapes allow the homeowners to switch between unabated views and complete privacy with ease.