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A 16th-century farmhouse gets a charming update in the Catalan countryside

rustic country house covered patio

BCA Interiors undertook a remarkable transformation of this 16th-century country farmhouse, situated in the picturesque La Garrotxa region of the Catalan province of Girona, Spain. Surrounded by a beautiful rural setting, the original house had fallen into a state of disrepair — proving to be an extensive and thrilling project for all involved.

The property’s owners who live nearby, envisioned renovating and adapting this charming home into a second residence. Great teamwork, including local artisans and craftsmen, contributed to the project being on time and on budget. Continue below to see the rest of this fabulous home tour…

rustic country house covered patio

DESIGN OBJECTIVES

The project team adjusted the openings and entrances of this country house to meet the lifestyle needs of its inhabitants. They meticulously rejuvenated the facades using locally sourced stone and re-crafted the roofs in a traditional manner. Internally, they reconfigured the layout, resulting in two distinct zones.

The ground floor now encompasses all the welcoming and communal areas, while the first floor is a more private space, housing the bedrooms and bathrooms. Notably, the first floor features a fabulous covered porch that offers breathtaking views of the Catalan countryside.

rustic covered patio

The designer opted for locally sourced materials, including:

  • Handcrafted tuff floors, sourced from a nearby factory.
  • Repurposed oak barrels transformed into wooden parquet.
  • Clay bathroom tiles adorned with natural enamels.

rustic console table decor outdoor covered patio

The project team integrated alternative energy sources such as geothermal energy and solar panels to provide radiant heating and hot water for sanitation.

rustic covered patio

What We Love: This 16th-century farmhouse offers its occupants a beautifully transformed home for family retreats. Living spaces were designed to be comfortable and inviting, where the owners can relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside surroundings. We are especially loving the covered porch, an idyllic spot to gather with family and friends.

Tell Us: What details in the re-design of this vacation home do you find most inspiring? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other wonderful home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the country of Spain: A cool bioclimatic house captures the tranquility of the Mediterranean Sea and Charming rustic country house breathes new life in Emporda, Spain.

rustic country house entry

rustic country house entry

rustic living room with a fireplace

rustic coffee table decor with taper candles

rustic living room with a fireplace

living room pillows

rustic living room looking toward the dining room

rustic dining room

rustic dining room

rustic dining room

rustic living room

rustic kitchen

rustic dining room

rustic kitchen

rustic kitchen cabinet detail

rustic family room

rustic family room

rustic family room with a fireplace

rustic ottoman detail with a tray and glassware

rustic fireplace mantel detail

rustic bedroom

rustic bedroom

rustic bedroom with bed linens

rustic bathroom

rustic bathroom

Photos: Courtesy of BCA Interiors

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