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Issue 85 · Travels with an Editor: Barcelona · August 13, 2013

Medieval Meets Modern in Catalonia

Issue 85 · Travels with an Editor: Barcelona · August 13, 2013

Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona's historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased the 16th-century building with the intention of renovating it and living there, but after they had children it became more practical to settle in nearby Barcelona. They've since turned the space into a vacation rental: for more information, visit Alemanys 5.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: The building is in Girona's medieval quarter, within the old city walls. The house has been organized so it functions as two separate apartments: The top two floors form one unit ("El Badiu"), and the ground floor ("El Jardi") is another.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: A sleek kitchen rail organizes equipment while allowing the back wall to take center stage.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: In El Badiu's living room, contemporary furnishings and finishes contrast with the original stone walls.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: The covered terrace looks out over the old quarter.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: The dining table is on wheels so that it can be easily moved to the terrace.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: The master suite features filmy curtains and a simple neutral palette.

Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera in Spain, Remodelista

Above: The bathroom in El Badiu features original stone walls with a new concrete tub.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 14, 2011.

For more sights and lodgings in Spain, see Travels with an Editor: Barcelona publishing on Gardenista this week. 



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