Located in the Costa da Vela Nature Reserve in Galicia a long-abandoned ruin has been transformed into a comfortable rural bolthole. Concealed behind the original chunky, granite block walls and excavated into the rock is a 155m2 four-bedroom house and courtyard.
An irregular stone stair steps down from an infinity pool to the courtyard and house below. The courtyard, which is the first room of the house, comprises of a comfortable seating area and outdoor kitchen. Large Corten shutters slide away to reveal a sequence of three floor-to-ceiling glass doors into the main house. The interior is simply detailed, revealing the building's construction. The granite walls and chestnut ceiling are exposed. In the kitchen, a vernacular barrel-vaulted ceiling has been made out of handmade terracotta tiles.