House of the Week: Timber Box Home in the Middle of the Spanish Countryside

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By Allie Weiss / Published by Dwell
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Our Pinterest fans loved this modern home in rural Spain. The house is located in Segovia, a region dedicated to agriculture, and sometimes sheep from a neighboring farm wander over to the structure. The house, a timber-clad box home designed by Josemaria Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo, features inviting, wood-lined interiors.

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Churtichaga and de la Quadra-Salcedo purchased a parcel of former farmland to build their vacation home twelve years ago but only recently completed the house—a timber-clad minimalist structure expertly designed to disappear into the scenic landscape.

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Downstairs, bedrooms and a library offer private spaces. Wide-plank blond wood wraps the walls, floors, and ceilings, creating a cozy shiplike experience.

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“This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything happens in yellow,” the architects wrote in a statement. To that end, the only hint of color on the house’s otherwise natural exterior is a door painted a vibrant lemon-yellow hue.