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Modernist Mansion

Featured on C4’s Grand Designs

Gil Briffa proudly claimed on the Channel 4 TV show ‘Grand Designs Abroad’ how there was no “refuge for the imagination” when his ideas on colours met resistance in Spain.

Kevin McCloud said of the house “If there is genius here it is in the way the design takes some simple modernist shapes and with light and shadow has fun with them. The question as to whether it fits in with its surroundings has to be asked… the answer is yes it does and not least because great architecture always embellishes the landscape. Ultimately, it is glamorous, exciting and it makes you feel good just being here, and as a retirement home it’s just what Gil and Hilary wanted”.