Welcome to our gallery featuring the sublime Park Apartment by A-cero.
Situated in Madrid, this 1,250 square meter home is one of the last single family homes from the designer.
Courtesy of architects Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares Arquitectos, this modern home is bursting with bold detail and surprise.
Street access to the home arrives enclosed with a fence designed by A-cero and made with black galvanized steel and stone matching the house itself. This fence wraps a manicured garden designed to pair with the architecture of the home.
With a facade crafted from limestone and black glass, the home projects an orthogonal crispness. The impeccable volumes include stone overhands and massive black glass panels.
Similarly, the entryway features a large door in black glass and steel. It opens to reveal a large double height hall, brightly lit and showcasing a unique spiral staircase that connects the three floors of the home.
On the first floor, the social and living areas comprise a massive living room, cinema room, home office, dining room, kitchen with pantry, and bathroom. The kitchen and living rooms connect with the outdoor pool area through large sliding glass panels.
The upper floor is reserved for private spaces, bedrooms and children’s playroom. each of the five bedroom suites contains its own bathroom, while the primary bedroom has discrete dressing rooms and a spacious en suite bathroom.
The interior is flush with timeless materials like stone and wood flooring in an uncluttered, open layout. The muted palette is interrupted only by the colorful children’s areas.
We are truly taken aback by the design of this home and hope you feel as inspired as we do!
Photography: Roi Alonso
The limestone facade appears in sharp angles and clean lines, perfect for the modern design contained within. From here we can see a sharp set of full height windows on both floors.
The ground floor opens via large glass panels onto the sleek and minimalist patio and pool area. The structure-wide swath of continuous glass makes for a blurred line between indoor and outdoor settings.
Moving around to the side of the home, we can see how the driveway gently slopes to the basement level, where there is secluded parking. The minimalist concrete space is lined with manicured trees for a touch of natural beauty.
Viewing the home from the neatly manicured lawn, we can see down a gentle slope to the basement level, hidden like the rest of the home interior from casual view.
The main entryway sets a series of large concrete slabs over a white stone bed, buffered by a slim lawn with a tree to the left. The mixture of shaped and natural materials informs the entire look.
The surroundings and the home clash in perfect contrast, with dark natural landscape meeting sharp, bright, and minimalist shapes of the home.
Overlooking the sloped void to the basement level, we can see the sleek black glass that acts as a counterpoint to the limestone on the facade. The deep, glossy voids supplement the reflective windows and add a sense of dynamism to the home.
As we can see from this angle, while the front of the home keeps openings to a minimum, the side reveals a preponderance of windows and doors connecting the interior to the outdoors.
With a low angled view from a distance, we can see how the public facing side of the home affords enormous privacy potential to the residents, with few openings and a carefully crafted facade that conceals the interior completely.
The lush manicured lawn wraps perfectly around the sharply carved structure, adding another layer of contrast with the detailed landscape.
The exquisite pool sits neatly in the minimalist patio space, reflecting the modern charm of the home as well as the home itself in its glass flat surface.
The living room is the perfect place to begin our journey through the home. The large two-story space features the high contrast neutral tones of the exterior, with black glossy tables and light beige furniture in a white room.
In the upper area of the double height living room, we can see an opening to the second floor, allowing for spectacular views over this open-plan space. The bespoke modern furniture offers rich detail and texture despite the limited palette.
The open design of the home means that the dining room is incorporated into the larger living room space. At right, an all-glass end table rests against the back of the sofa, helping define the area.
The kitchen is an immaculate, clean cut space flush with hardware-less cabinetry and glossy white surfaces. The large island features a built-in range and sink.
The island features subtle lighting around the bottom, making the beige flooring glow. The oven setup is built into the glossy cabinetry at left.
Here’s a smaller, more private family room area, flush with unique furniture choices and overlooking the pool area. This is where we start seeing more instances of color within the home.
A uniquely textured world map appears on the wall in a muted burst of colors, with other playful items scattered around the room.
The primary bedroom returns to the more somber palette of the public areas of the home, with a singular painting resting against the plain white wall. A massive ceiling height headboard frames the large grey bed.
Here in the walk-in closet we see another subtle burst of color, courtesy of a set of bold purple benches.
The massive walk-in closet features this dark and elegant makeup desk, sandwiched between black full height shelving. The muted hardwood flooring here acts in subtle contrast.
This childrens’ bedroom features an all-white look in contrast with the rich hardwood flooring. To the right, a discreet screen provides privacy and shade from the balcony.
Here’s a close look at the glass balustrade bordering the upper floor, looking down into the living room.
The bathroom is as immaculately designed as every other aspect of the home, flush with the high contrast look of black and white surfaces over a marble floor. The large sliding glass door leads onto the balcony, with a privacy wall wrapping around.
A massive skylight hangs above the soaking tub, which is filled by a chromed floor mounted faucet.
Rotating around the tub, we can see the sleek black glass making an appearance inside the home, with hidden cabinetry built-in.
Popping back outside, we can take a closer glimpse of the glossy black glass surfaces that offer a fine contrast to the bright limestone facade.
This incredible spiral staircase is a centerpiece of the interior design, fluid and organically sculpted in perfect contrast with the sharp lines and simple angles of the rest of the home.
The view up the center of the staircase void reveals the undulating shades of black to white that inform the entire project.
From the upper floor hallway, we see through glass balustrades down into the lower levels, with the curving staircase at center.
A lighter shade of hardwood flooring spills over the second floor of the home, adding yet another subtle variation to the limited palette of the interior.
Peering directly down the spiral staircase, we enjoy a novel sense of vertigo and disorientation, as the organic curves and sharp stair lines create a nearly psychedelic effect.
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