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Andalusian cortijo Cordoba

David K. Gibson writes for Architectural Digest–This rambling 25-bedroom retreat in Andalusia was designed by the Spanish architect, historian, and essayist Fernando Chueca Goitia (1911–2004) for himself. During the second half of the 20th century, Chueca oversaw the restoration of historic buildings throughout Spain, designed Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral, and wrote The History of Spanish Architecture. He also built himself this hunting lodge in Andalusian palatial style—an estate as grand as the rest of his oeuvre.

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Over a five-year period in the early 1970s, Chueca supervised builders and craftsmen as they created his sprawling residence in the Sierra de Hornachuelos, long a favorite hunting ground of Spanish royalty. Turrets and a 50-foot-high tower dominate the hill on which the home is sited.

Read more and see photo spread on Architectural Digest.com: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/daily/2014/05/cordoba-andalusia-spain

Chuecas cortijo Spain

 

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