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Cliffhanger

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Designed by Madrid-based architecture firm GilBartolomé, the phenomenally sexy Casa del Acantilado (Cliff House) in Salobreña, Spain, is a private residence with loads of attitude. Built into a cliff, the home features loads of quirks like the all-glass bedroom balconies which look from below like jewels, the freeform pool which looks out over the adjacent village and the sea below, and most notably the one-of-a-kind undulating zinc tiled roof.

“The form of the house and the metallic roof produces a calculated aesthetic ambiguity between the natural and the artificial, between the skin of a dragon set in the ground, when seen from below, and the waves of the sea, when seen from above.” – Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé, GilBartolomé architects

I love heights, and ocean views, but with its nearly-vertical 42° landscape and steep, rocky incline to the sea below, it seems like kind of a risky place to raise a family. It sure is gorgeous, though!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Cliffhanger

  1. Wow–42 degrees! I agree that is a bit steep but gorgeous. I like the mention of dragon skin–perfect description.

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  2. Wow – that is so cool!

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  3. Awesome beauty and the view, fantastic.

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  4. Wow! That is a stunning piece of architecture. I can’t really explain why but it makes me think of a hobbit house if hobbits were coastal dwellers. I am too scared of heights (and have too many slobby children) to even contemplate living in such a space but I love that someone else gets to.

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  5. Beautiful design but not very homey.

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  6. I would be terrified to live there. The house seems too precarious somehow. But that’s just me.

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