Casa Alta : an Andalusian paradise = un paraiso Andaluz

"When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard house in a small Andalusian village in Southern Spain, they had little idea of the adventure ahead of them, beyond the immediate task of restoring an old building in poor conditi...

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Language: English
Spanish
Published: New York: Princeton Architectural Press, [2013].
Edition: First edition.
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505 0 |a The private garden as paradise = El paraiso en un jardin privado / Victor Carrasco -- The Casa Alta of Bornos = La Casa Alta de Bornos / Antonio Ortiz -- Victor Carrasco, bodegonero esplendido = Victor Carrasco, bodegonero esplendido / John A. Loomis -- Prologue = Prologo / Elizabeth McMillan -- The house = La casa - The furniture = Los muebles -- The garden = El jardin -- The lemon tree pool = El estanque del limonero -- Epilogue = Epilogo -- Roof terrace in Bornos = Azotea en Bornos / Jacobo Cortines 
520 |a "When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard house in a small Andalusian village in Southern Spain, they had little idea of the adventure ahead of them, beyond the immediate task of restoring an old building in poor condition. In addition to lacking modern amenities like plumbing and electricity, the fifteenth century Casa Alta featured a partly caved-in roof, a cracked facade, and a collapsed central arcade. What attracted the intrepid couple was not the structural mayhem facing them, but the spaces the three-foot thick whitewashed walls enclosed, including two large courtyards, panoramic views of the landscape, and the ineffable history of a house that dates back to Roman times. Casa Alta presents the breathtaking results of a nearly three-decade-long labor of love. Stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Richard Barnes capture the lived-in details of the house, part sanctuary and part labyrinth, from vibrant tiles and textiles to calming plants and pools. Bursting with color, pattern, light, and texture, Casa Alta is a fount of creative inspiration and an extraordinarily moving personal story sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of renovating a historic home." 
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