Valencia is known for both ancient and modern architecture, so it makes sense that homes there would run the gamut from classical to ultra-mod. We found three lovely examples of local apartments. The first is a modern family home, the second is classical and ornate, and the third is an ultra-modern, multi-level space...
- Photos 1-4: Modern Family Apartment
This home has the instantly recognizable hallmarks of modern decor: Eames chairs, Tolomeo lamps, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Color softens and warms each space, from bright orange in the kitchen, to pink and red in the baby's room, to soft browns in the bedroom.
- Photos 5-7: Classical Apartment
This apartment is a lot more ornate than what we usually post on this site, but we love the fact that the architecture of the building is embraced. Marble floors, carved wood built-ins, and brass light fixtures set the tone for antique furniture and artwork. The use of color is limited to warm wood tones and yellows, setting a more muted backdrop that gives way to the detailed furnishings and fixtures.
- Photos 8-10: Modern Attic Apartment
This space is as modern as the first, but it's a cooler, more metallic modernism that uses white walls and clean-lined furniture to highlight the angularity of the architecture. This is a split-level, attic apartment that opens onto a lofty terrace.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, Santiago Calatrava was born there, it's home to the futurist City of Arts and Sciences, and it also houses some remarkable Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque buildings.
To view more examples of homes in Spain, search the European Real Estate Network.
Photos: European Real Estate Network