The modern vision of the Spanish cortijo

In Sotogrande, a traditional rural architecture villa is enriched with a contemporary soul thanks to the soft touch of the French studio THESET

Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
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Architects: THESET Atelier
Furnishings and lighting: Andreu World, CTO Lighting, DCW Editions, Dedon, Delta Light, MDF Italia, Meridiani, Menu, Nahoor, Serge Mouille; kitchen, doors, cabinets, wardrobes bespoke on design by THESET Atelier
Outdoor sculptures, fireplaces and dining table pendant lamp: THESET Atelier
Photo credits: Ignas Maldus

Immersed in the bright Mediterranean brush and gathered around the original patio, following a complete renovation Casa de Agosto becomes the modern version of a colonial complex typical of rural Andalusia, the cortijo. Conserving the dense architectural courtyard structure, the architects have interpreted the type with functional, balanced and luminous internal spaces, creating a more complex relationship with the outdoor zones. The inner courtyard has become a contemporary patio, rigorously refurbished with a meditative atmosphere, with traditional paving in limestone, technical lighting for chiaroscuro effects on the walls, and works of art that combine metal with a light source.

Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
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Casa de Agosto, Spain

There are also vast outdoor areas with different forms and functions, like a panoramic terrace with an infinity pool and lounge furnishings, a lush garden with age-old olive trees, cooking and dining zones bordered by walls in dark wood and shaded by a teak gazebo.

Certain structures inspired by the work of Joan Miró and Japanese architecture have been specifically created for the villa and become fundamental parts of it, placed not only on the patio but also in the access court and the entrance hall.

Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
Casa de Agosto, Spain
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The décor and the furnishings are pure, luminous and comfortable, in neutral tones combined with metals and dark wood as geometric elements of definition and contrast, such as the casements, the kitchen furnishings, the fireplaces, shelves and tables.
In line with the harmonious and peaceful environment, the numerous furnishings of the Meridiani collections – which cross the living room, the Master Suite and the night area – selected by the designers for their delicate refinement and relaxed elegance they lend to each space.