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Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ...  "located in the core part of Girona's medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence." Two apartments, "El Badiu" (The Veranda) and "El Jardí" (The Garden) designed by architect Anna Noguera. Thanks Chris for the link and double thanks for the extra photos. I'm packing as I type!

Reader Comments (53)

Jesus. That is gorgeous.

I just let out an audible sex moan looking at these pictures. Like loud enough that my dog looked at me.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe brick house

What a stunning post...beautiful juxtaposition of modern furniture with the rough and rustic walls..and that exterior shot with the magical glow through the window..just amazing...lovely post, Jo! xx meenal

This is very peaceful and beautiful. The old building keeps the contemporary interiors warm in feeling. Nothing is overdone. Minimalism at its best. Lovely!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitty

No me importaría quedarme a dormir en ese cuarto de invitado, es simplemente increible!!
Enhorabuena por el blog, lo veo a diario, a parte de servirme de mucha utilidad (pues estoy amueblando mi piso) me encanta ver construcciónes con las que soñar.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commentermonica

Place it in the middle of a large garden and it is definitely my ideal house. I loved everything specially the bathroom!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

The restraint! Oh how I wish I could be so restrained ......................!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

My definition of the perfect sanctuary from the business of life...

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKath

Wow. What a gorgeous house! My favorite room is the one with the twin bed dressed in chartreuse, but I really do like it all. Thanks for sharing. :)

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commentererin lang norris

obrigado por compartilhar - fiquei emocionado com tanta beleza.

one of my favourites, so cool!!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterana

move me in. I love it!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHMC

This is amazing!!! Does anyone know who manufactured the white sofa?

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Wow! This is by far one of my favorites!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy at tiny.k

Apologies for cruelly tempting you again, Jo! But it worked or have you stopped packing?
Thanks so much for the post!

Tina, I am not sure who manufactured the sofa but much of the furniture is from that shop: http://www.pabordia.com/. Hope this helps.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

YES!!!! This is exactly what i want.. when I move to Spain,( after winning the lottery)!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGraes

Hell still puting it on my Smartphone :) yes iwill !

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandroidswype


Este blog está muito interessante.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Nunes

Ohhhh! I love it! That's just my idea of a perfect house. It seems so confortable and familiar! The patio is the perfect place to have a dinner with friends.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commentermilikita


22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLulu1212

Cruel, indeed.

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

An AWESOME BRILLIANT use of space! Ancient and New!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWe Sell Used Gods

Absolutely stunning! It's rustic and very contemporary at the same time. It is slightly too 'masculine' for me to feel comfortable there (if I could live there) but it is perfectly done! I love the sliding door on pic 17!

22 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNelly

Fantastic, a good mix of old and new!!

23 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarmina

Simple yet very elegant.

23 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfajas colombianas

I love this blog

I love the City of Girona. Lucky me I live very close (70 km far) and for me is the most beautiful cities in Spain.

I love this apartment is like a dream


23 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterartemisa

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