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.
An open pavilion-style hall with large sliding glass doors brings the outdoors inside with ease even while offering unabated views of the lush green countryside and the waves in the distance.
Stone and wood become the major components here while the aesthetics veer away from an overtly rustic style and the décor adds to this infusion of freshness and modernity. Wide open outdoor spaces combine with snug interiors thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows sliding glass doors and fabulous walkways.
A carefully hidden private entry draped in concrete leads you to the lower-level living area of the house that opens up towards the idyllic view outside. A lush green backyard charming walkways breezy balconies and a large L-shaped pool become a part of the interior and extend the living space beyond the pale white walls.
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.
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.
But its new homeowners wanted a modern yet relaxing residence that combined rustic beauty Scandinavian simplicity and contemporary comfort in a seamless and sensible fashion. This is precisely what Scott & Scott Architects accomplished as they gave the family residence a style of its own!