Reader’s home on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Saturdays are normally about helping readers with their design dilemmas. Today, instead, it is all about a wonderful retreat in an exotic location, full of creativity and it’s a reader’s home. Maureen Booth is a painter and print maker who lives just outside Granada, Spain in paradise….in a chicken coop. Well her guests actually live in the coop. This bijou building is an artist’s and writer’s retreat.

“Yes, it was a chicken coop. After that it was a dog kennel, then a painting studio, then it was a junk room for years  before we got around to enlarging it, re-roofing it and renovating it. Artists love it, both for the peace, the atmosphere and the five-meter-long workspace.”

Nothing grand, very honest, practical and wonderfully romantic. A reclaimed Spanish outbuilding with a view full of inspiration and a garden full of respite. El Gallinero.

Absolutely stunning view! The whole house and the view could be somewhere in the country of Greece, at least this is what I thought when I first saw the pictures!

GORGEOUS!!! This is my kinda retreat!! Sign me up!

jil casey says:

Any house that has a bed in the kitchen is my kind of place!

Carmel says:

Just gorgeous, looks so serene!

Bredlo says:

That coop is the poop!

Hi Jo, Hi Kim,

SUCH a delight to see our Gallinero featured on Desire to Inspire, and so extensively. Can't thank you enough. Next time you're in Granada stop by for lunch. Let us know the day before by email and you'll get something hot!

Best regards, and keep up the good work,

Maureen and Mike Booth


This is the house of my dreams … that landscape …

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