When Carlos Alonso and his sister Camino (partners at Madrid architecture firm Ábaton) were looking for a country home for their extended family, they stumbled upon an abandoned stable in rural Extremadura, Spain and recognized it as a special place. High on a hill and far from city water or an electrical grid, the crumbling cow shed was far from the conventional image of luxury estate, but Carlos and Camino could envision a transformation. Their vision became a stunning reality, and example of what can be done with a pile of old stones and a little imagination. (In the photograph you cannot appreciate the babbling of the brook that runs through the house, nor the music of the cowbells on the hillside.)
Here’s the link to the video: http://youtu.be/8Gcgz6aZ3jk
Video courtesy of Kirsten Dirksen
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