A House in Catalonia Comes Together Like a Collage

A House in Catalonia Comes Together Like a Collage

By Ray Mark Rinaldi
A designer adds another layer to an ever-evolving family home.

The Mediterranean country house is anarchitectural tradition that unites Europeans beyond national borders and across social classes. The French maintain them in Provence, and the Spanish in Catalonia—where the name for such houses is mas—havens for city dwellers seeking downtime near the balmy coast. The rich have them and so do the not-so-rich, though the rich, of course, have bigger ones that can resemble elegant chateaus, while their middle-class neighbors are more likely to camp out in something closer to a farmhouse, a little more rustic and a lot more handmade.

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

You can cancel at any time.