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Cadaquès Apartment by Francesc Rifé. Black. White. Unashamedly modern. Distilled rustic references. White void. Monolithic fireplace anchoring the room. Hero of minimalism ... storage. So which do you prefer Spanish minimalism or Danish? (The great photography is by Eugeni Pons. An amazing portfolio of amazing architecture!)


Reader Comments (17)

wonderful apartment!!

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

Absoluetely adorable. I haven't seen something nice with a brick floor!!!! A good mix!!!

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula

Hi, what a great place!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great day!!

Love the space! Not always strong colors and lines are nedded to make a statement. These ambiences are the proof.. Well done!

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHugo Azeredo Lobo

Great post! I prefer the Danish but it might be because it's an entire house with gorgeous outdoor space and views. Both are beautiful.

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

that black fireplace rocks, love it.

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I really like it! I only wish the had hardwood floors!

I don't want to sound stupid....but is that a fireplace? That's the funkiest looking fireplace I've ever seen.

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchristine @ Scentsy

I love the play of light and shadow in the hallway. I LOVE the simple, built in sofas and the balance of white with the big black fireplace. Absolutely wonderful.

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Love it. I adore the way the black anchors all the white. The built in furniture is a stroke of genius as far as space planning in a narrow apartment goes and I also love the way they used extra space, i.e. the sunroom and the bedroom built in, to buffer the Spanish heat. I'm moving in!

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpamela

That fireplace is amazing. The older I get the more I love Mediterranean style.

13 Mar 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

I'm much more drawn to this minimalist home than the Danish one. Even though this is somewhat sparse and very modern (that fireplace!) it is very warm with the terra cotta and wood. This is a home I could easily live in. Thanks for showing these two different minimalist styles.

Minimalism works if it takes nature into consideration. Like this. It makes allowances for the human form, offers surfaces that aren't petroleum-based. It is minimalist in action, not just in intent .

14 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOregonbird

My boyfriend insisted with terra cotta floors in the kitchen, and this post gives me so much inspiration on how to make it work! There was some plates left over and I think we're gonna use it in the bathroom too.

15 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsabel

Love the chimney. Usually I am not a big fan of black kitchen but this one looks amazing.

16 Mar 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Chimneys are central part of Cadaqués interiors. Even Marcel Duchamp designed one when he lived here. Dali as well, of course.

This kind of chimneys in black iron are very common in Cadaqués apartments and houses since the sixties. Being a place of vacation for catalan artists, architects and designers they made several models for production. You can find some here:


20 Apr 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjordi E

I love the table lamp. Cesta by Miguel Milá http://www.santacole.com/en/catalogo/lamparas-de-sobremesa/cesta

21 Feb 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNom

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