Costa Brava (meaning wild coast in Spanish) sits in the hinterland of northeast Catalonia as one of Spain’s most popular holiday havens. Located in the historic city of Girona, it’s no wonder why. Rugged mountain ridges cuddle sandy bays of glistening emerald waters lining up to an extensive, picturesque coastline.
And of the many beach towns dotting this trajectory is Llafranc, a medieval city with narrow streets rich with gastronomic and boutique commercial provisions. Iconic landmarks, such as the 14th-century San Sebastián Lighthouse and the Camino de Ronda de Calella de Palafrugell—a scenic coastal walk—trailing against the Les Gavarres Mountains promise summer days backed by history and nature.
It is against this setting that the owners of this house in Llafranc have chosen to spend time away from the city with their three teenage daughters. They purchased the four-storey, semi-detached abode, located in the Ses Brises district. It is perched on elevated land to accord the occupants panoramic vistas and privacy within a charming shell of tangerine-tiled roofs and Menorcan windows.
To customise the property for the family’s needs, the owners called upon interior design firm Mimouca Barcelona. “The client wanted a comfortable, practical and warm house to enjoy family weekends and vacations,” says the firm’s founder, Marta Casas. “We designed the layout such that each family member has his or her own space, but there are also common areas for moments with friends and family.”