Renovated farm compound in the Spanish Pyrenees

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This renovated farm compound in the Val d’Aran, a valley in the Pyrenees Mountains of Catalonia, northern Spain, consists of three traditional Pyrenean farm buildings that were reconfigured in 2000 to create a compound, with a total of six bedrooms. Where possible, the original stone and wood were retained or refinished in the renovation. Exteriors are native stone, the roofs slate. The interior walls are lime plaster, and the wooden beams and trimwork are cherry, oak and fir. An oil furnace powers a radiant-heat system throughout the compound.

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The barn and the house on the 1.8-acre property have been joined by a passageway, creating a total of about 5,100 square feet of interior space. The first floor of the main house is configured as a great room, housing a double-height living area with a fireplace and mountain views, a dining area, and an eat-in kitchen. The kitchen counters are stainless steel, and top-of-the-line appliances include a Lacanche gas range.

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The main living area, with a mezzanine to the left that leads to bedrooms on the second floor.

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A Lacanche gas range, center, is a highlight of the eat-in kitchen, which has stainless steel countertops.

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The second floor of the main house has two bedrooms and one bath; the third floor has the master bedroom, with a bay window affording valley views, and a children’s playroom that could be converted to a bedroom. The now-attached barn has a full-floor recreation room and a sleeping area with exposed beams on the second floor, and guest quarters with two bedrooms and two bath on the first.

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A recreation room on the top floor of the former barn, which has been connected to the main house.

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A sleeping area in the barn.

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Across a cobblestone courtyard, a former stable now accommodates a professional-grade recording studio and garage space for three cars. The upper level has an exercise room, a sauna and a bath.

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A view of the recording studio in the annex; it currently has professional-quality equipment, and walls and part of the ceiling are lined with acoustic panels.

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The house and barn are joined by a parlor, seen at right.

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Photos: NY Times

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