Villaverde de Pontones. Ribamontán al Monte. Cantabria

This vacation accommodation is located atop a peaceful urbanization on the outskirts of Villaverde de Pontones, on a plot with a steep slope towards the south and views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

The project originated with a tight budget that requires optimizing resources to offer tourists a quality experience with spacious and comfortable spaces in contact with nature. To achieve this, simple forms and construction systems, austere materials, and minimization of non-habitable spaces such as corridors and hallways are proposed.

The vacation house is situated at the top of the plot, with the main rooms oriented towards the south to maximize sunlight and views. Access is organized from a porch on the north side, reached through a small entrance garden open to the urbanization. On the ground floor, the day areas are organized in a single open space that combines the living room, dining room, kitchen, vestibule, and staircase. The upper floor houses the bedrooms, accessed via a light staircase parallel to the corridor on the upper floor.

The facade is composed of simple volumes of painted white mortar and gable roofs. The exposed wooden beams in the porch and bedrooms evoke traditional mountain architecture, while providing a more contemporary and bright image.

The interiors of the vacation accommodation combine neutral walls and floors, with touches of wood in the decoration that add warmth.

MOAH Arquitectos. Estudio de arquitectura e interiorismo