Modern San Sebastián Home

WORDS Cheri Morris IMAGES Imagen Subliminal

Madrid-based design studio mecanismo transformed a once dark and compartmentalised space into a more connected, light-filled home.

Located in the scenic surroundings of Ondarreta Beach in San Sebastián, Spain, the house (named Mikeletes) boasts two distinct zones that simultaneously interlace with one another, affording a subtle contrast between the spaces’s different rooms. The heart of the home is comprised of a living-dining room and kitchen that is framed by a glass enclosure. Muted hues of cream and white are contrasted by pops of luscious green, earthy woods and space greys.

Throughout the home the use of stone and wood dominates. Lacquered-wood panelling frames the entrance to the private areas of the home, comprised of bedrooms, bathrooms and an office that exudes a warm and inviting ambience, with its greenery and accents of yellow and charcoal. The office makes use of stone and wood in their more natural states, whereby the shapes have been altered, but not colours or textures.

The majority of the furniture featured in the home is also designed by mecanismo under the direction of Pedro Rica and Marta Urtasun, serving as functional architectural elements comprised of materials that are easy to care for and afford an aesthetic continuity throughout the home.

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