A Former Office Becomes a Minimalist Beach House in Spain

Previously an office in Gavà, Spain, this box-shaped space has been transformed into a beach house by Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge. The blank space was ripe for an overhaul with unlimited possibilities, all with views of Gava Mar Beach through the pine trees. Inside, a mezzanine level has been installed to increase the usable space. The front facade comprises floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing different views depending on which floor you’re on. The massive glass front also provides natural light to the entire house keeping it bright and airy.

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details

With a ceiling that spans 5 meters high (approx. 16.5 feet high), the open second level makes complete sense. The wooden mezzanine covers the minimalist, all-white kitchen, while leaving a double-height ceiling for the living room.

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details with view of open staircase

At the back of the space, three stairs lead to a level that houses the bathroom and bottom of the actual staircase. The staircase is open as not to block any light and to keep sight lines open in the compact space.

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details

The white walls and floor are balanced with the unfinished wood mezzanine and curved ceiling. Green plants are scattered about to help warm up the space.

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details in small kitchen

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details looking out through front windows

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details looking out through front windows

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details looking out through front windows

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details looking out through front windows with view from mezzanine looking out

Upstairs, a long wooden table/desk provides lots of usable surface space while doubling as a railing. Directly behind the desk is a third level which houses the bed.

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details

minimalist house interior with white surfaces and wood details

exterior of modern house covered in greenery

Photos by Adrià Goula.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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