Rescued from the brink of ruin by architect Anna Noguera, this holiday home in the medieval city of Girona (Catalonia) highlights the ancient beauty of this 16th-century townhouse with a skilful and subtle restoration.
Located in the heart of Girona's medieval quarter, inside the original city walls and overlooking Sant Domènec square, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the sixteenth century.
The house is available to be rented as a whole unit, but it also can be divided into two independent apartments: "El Badiu" and "El Jardi".
'El Badiu' apartment is a 180 m2 duplex comprising with a master suite and two children's suites, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen-dining space, spacious living room with fireplace and a spectacular sunny veranda terrace facing south, with exclusive views over the old quarter.
'El Jardí” apartment is a 90 m2 flat that offers two double bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a large dining-living room with a kitchenette and a private sunny garden with swimming pool.
Anna worked hard to try and keep a balance between old and new when redesigning the townhouse. She brought in modern contemporary materials like concrete and steel which are a wonderful contrast to the original 16th century stone walls. These materials all play together to create a warm, inviting and vibrant home that doesn't forget its rich heritage and ancient beauty.
Girona is a charming small medieval town in the heart of Catalonia, half an hour driving from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and two hours driving from the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees. Less than one hour driving from Girona you can find 4 restaurants rated three-star Michelin each.
The nearest major airport to Girona is the Barcelona–El Prat Airport (located just outside of Barcelona). This airport has regular flights to most major cities across Europe and also provides a direct train connection to the centre of Barcelona. From there you can catch a regional train directly to Girona. These trains run every hour or so and take 38-minutes.
If you have access to a car, it will take around 1 hour to drive if coming from Barcelona or around 3 hours if you are coming from Toulouse on the French side.
Address: Girona, Province of Girona, SpainView larger map