Spanish architecture firm A-cero have recently completed this small scale project in Pozuelo de Alarcón, near Madrid.
The project totals around 4500 square metres (1000 of which are taken up by the house itself) and forms part of a residential development in the town called 'La Finca'.
Its bold, sculptural form is based on ‘impossible’ angles, with the façade of the house made of travertino marble and dark grey granite, contrasted with white in many areas - both inside and out.
Along with strong lines - a bit of a trademark for A-cero - light is also a key feature, since the architects included a large number of generously sized windows.
But really, it's the large, beautifully framed outdoor spaces which do it for us.
Stepping out onto the porch, there are plenty of outdoor entertaining facilities, where the residents and their guests can dine and lounge; as well as a barbeque and custom built bar designed by A-cero.
On a practical note, these are all on the same level as the kitchen and cleaning rooms and thoughtfully provided with independent exterior access - although we're kind of more interested in that beautiful swimming pool complete with jacuzzi.