Pámanes. Liérganes. Cantabria

The house sits at the foot of Peña Cabarga, near the Palacio de Elsedo. It is a rural environment with a slight slope to the south and a mild microclimate, thanks to the shelter offered by the mountain against the Atlantic winds.

The house is implanted in the upper part of the plot looking for the best views and leaving the maximum garden space to the south, to which all the rooms overturn.

The exterior composition of the house is resolved through materials that refer to two languages: on the one hand, in contact with the ground, a stone base of sand-toned masonry that dialogues and harmonizes with the rural buildings of the environment is organized. On the other hand, flying over this base, a white and abstract volume is created that enriches the whole with a more contemporary treatment, heir to Modern Architecture. The overhang, located above the day area, shelters a terrace that serves as a porch.

The house is permeable to the south, seeking to capture the sun and the views and proposing a very direct relationship with the garden. To the north, the façade is hermetic, except for two strategically carved openings to introduce views of the landscape.

The day area is organized in a single living-kitchen-dining space to favor the maximum relationship between uses. This longitudinal space is divided into rooms through the use of fixed furniture and the central position of the staircase.

The staircase gravitates over the double height of the dining room by means of a very light design that makes it almost invisible when looking in a transversal direction. Its cable-stayed structure, typical of bridge construction, is a nod to the developer's profession.

On the east-west axis is organized a large storage space that is invisibly integrated into the room with a treatment using white lacquered wood panels.

The master bedroom and the day area are located on the top floor to enjoy the best views. Both are connected through an open longitudinal corner window. In the children's bedrooms there is a set of wooden mezzanines that allow maximum use of the play and study area.

MOAH Architects. Architecture and interior design studio