Cabrils Hillside Home

Where Scandinavia meets Southern Europe – set in the Mediterranean hillside just north of Barcelona, the private family home in Cabrils exudes an honesty in its design language.


Cabrils, Spain


Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen





Asked to renovate and redesign this private family home carved into a mountainside among pine groves in Cabrils, Spain, we worked to remove clutter and excess elements. Now, the home has a light and airy expression, blurring the lines between inside and outdoors, while creating a natural and comfortable flow through the space.

The architecture is open and light, with a stunning view of the coast. Scandinavia meets Southern Europe as the chosen materials, like concrete for the floors and light oak wood in the kitchen and built-in elements, not only suit the Spanish climate, but also enclose and exude Scandinavian minimalism. Small nooks and rooms with a cosy and warm atmosphere contrast the otherwise open architecture to create a dynamic space.

We freed the structure of the house in the hills of Barcelona from clutter and superfluous elements. In this way, the house appears light and airy, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a natural and pleasant flow through the space.

Using the original modernist house as a template, we wanted to create an open plan space with a natural flow and a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor. This way, the interplay between design, interior and architecture comes full circle.

When creating the environments and objects in and around our lives, the single most important thing should always be the feelings they evoke in us; that we only surround ourselves with things that meet real needs and make us feel at ease.

Our simple Profile Kitchen in oak designed for Reform Cph suited the project perfectly. With its handleless profiles, the kitchen was nicely integrated as part of the architecture, and also gave warmth and a sensuous background to the house

There’s an honesty in this design language, which is further emphasized through the use of natural materials that speak to all our senses. This way, the interplay between design, interior and architecture comes full circle.


Cabrils Hillside Home