It’s still not cheap, but the problems in the Spanish housing market do mean you can secure this 1950s Josep Pratmarsó-designed midcentury-modern property in Palamós, Costa Brava, Spain for a much-reduced price.
The house was designed by the noted architect back in 1959 and is an expansive property both inside and out – 6,300 sq. ft. of space inside and around four acres of land outside, which also includes views of the Gavarres mountains and the sea at Castell beach.
Talking of the outside space, this place also comes with a swimming pool with white cubist pool house, a floodlit tennis court, mature olive, fig and cedar trees, a covered parking facility for six cars with further secure outdoor parking for a further 15 cars.
The house has obviously been modernised since and packs a host of modern technology, but it still retains the original character and shape, in particular the original rock walls and wooden ceilings.
In terms of the house layout, the ground floor has an open-plan lounge with original Crittall framed windows and sliding glass doors that take advantage of the views. There’s also a dining area, again with original windows and access to a terrace/external lounge, a modern kitchen and breakfast bar, pantry, utility room and a double height storage area. You’ll also find a studio/guest house building on this level, along with a further two-bedroom guest/staff house.
The mid-floor has a bedroom with private entrance and shower room, while the first floor hosts the master bedroom suite with private original wood panelled entrance, two bathrooms and original Crittall glass French doors leading to a private terrace with panoramic views. Also on this floor are four more bedrooms, two with en-suite, one with an office annexe and one with fitted wardrobes.
Location-wise, the house is accessible from three international airports (Girona 35min, Perpignan 1hr 15m and Barcelona 1hr 40m), while a substantial private marina is a 10-minute drive away. You can see the type of person this house is being marketed too.
Talking of marketing, this place was on the market for €6,000,000 a short time ago, but is now available for €2,950,000. We’re not for a minute suggesting that is cheap, but half price is an impressive discount.