Constructed area: 320m2. [ 3,444ft2 ] Three floors.
House completed to our specification in 2009 and lived in by us since then.
Site area: 448m2 [ 4822ft2 ] with 20m frontage.
Situated on the edge of Rupit village, undisturbed by tourists.
Electronically controlled vehicle access for private residents of Rupit village.
Ground floor: 58,60m2
• Outside Private Parking Space. – incorporating embedded tether point for Motorcycle or Trailer.
• Front door - video controlled. Entrance hall, cloakroom & stairs.
• Double Garage. - accessible also from inside entrance hall.
• Boiler Room currently housing Oil Fired Central Heating boiler (triple pump) & tank, but also designed specifically to accommodate Renewable Energy (wood pellet) integrated heating system if required.
First Floor: 139,20m2 + 28m2
• 4 Bedrooms. Each with fitted wardrobes.
• 2 Bathrooms. [Bathroom one has Toilet, Sink & Shower. Bathroom two has Toilet, 2 sinks, 2 showers & full length Bath.]
• Home Cinema/Music Room. (5m wide x 7.8m long) Professionally sound-proofed.
• Rear storage area/Laundry [14m x 2m] with access to first floor terrace and side garden.
Top Floor: 122,25m2 [ All one open-plan living room with spectacular views]
• Main lounge incorporating dining area.
• Kitchen - American style open plan.
• Patio doors (2 sets) leading out onto front Porch & Balcony. [21.5m2]
• Access to rear outside terrace area. [14.5m x 3m]
• Ground level. As well as access to the Garage there is a private parking area at the front of the house.
• First floor has full length (5m x 14m) front veranda paved in natural stone and governed by wooden rails and planted shrubs. 2m walkway on both sides of the house. Small garden to one side.
• Second floor has walled Porch with terra cotta tiling. Also full length front terrace with wooden rails & flooring.
• Rear Garden accessible from first floor.
A lot of thought and energy went into our designing of this house. Our goal - to build a home totally in tune with the Medieval theme of Rupit village, whilst employing modern technological advances in the areas of communication, heating, conservation and convenience. We worked very closely with a local architect from day one. Our idea was to ensure that the house was very bright, inviting and homely & made from the best materials available. We employed a Master Builder conversant with the original Catalan eye and skills required to construct this marvellous house. You will see from the photos that he has a right to be proud of the finished project.
Structure:- This is, in fact, a house built within a house. The original house is built with bricks and breeze blocks, then the second outer 'skin' of 40mm stone is laid & tied to the brickwork. Between the two skins is insulated with hardened foam. As Rupit is a heavily regulated conservation-area everything external must be natural stone & wood. All window frames and doors are varnished wood. All outside walls are stone. The roof is typical Spanish ceramic tiled over wooden frames.
Inside dividing floors are constructed using concrete with Ceramic tiles or 14mm solid Oak Wood planks overlaid on top. Walls and ceilings are plastered. All windows are double-glazed. Solid French Oak and Catalan Pine are in evidence throughout the house; vertical beams, roof trusses, flooring, shelving, cupboards, hand-rails and more.
Electrics:- Worthy of special mention here is my attention to the wiring of this house... In this day and age where electrical & electronic devices seem to dominate people's homes I saw it as important to give due consideration to the system of power-points and networking throughout the house. There are power sockets everywhere! Nearly every room also has Internet, Television, Radio & Telephone points built into wall sockets. In the larger rooms the power sockets are divided up into separate circuits, so as not to overload any one area. Every circuit is on a trip switch. A good example of this is the Home-Cinema where there are 13 separate circuits each on it's own trip switch. This might seem a little 'overkill'...But when using some powerful amplifiers it serves not only to ensure things are safe, but also that there is no 'cross-talk' between conflicting pieces of equipment.
All external doors are hand made in solid Oak.
All internal doors are made in Pine.
Double Glazing throughout.
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