Architecture and design in Andorra have gradually evolved through time. Yet in their essence they still bear all the charm, warmth and simplicity of the three materials that quintessentially define a style: stone, wood and iron.
A style shaped by nature
The first constructions in Andorra, which are closely tied to the country’s rural life, were built not only to adapt to the harsh winters. Rather also, and particularly in terms of their structure, they were developed to accommodate the interwoven worlds of daily family life and work.
The charm of yesterday’s rustic style in El Forn, Canillo
Magnificent vaulted ceilings in stone or brick, small windows, large wooden pillars, wrought iron grills and wooden beam structures, built-in cupboards and hearths, pitched roofs and attics. All of these features are synonymous with an Andorra of the distant past yet which the different architects, designers and decorators have aptly recovered and reinvented, adapting an essentially rustic architecture and style to the innovations and demands of modern life.
Elegance and modern charm in Aixirivall, Sant Julià de Lòria
Today, many are those who, when discussing the plans for their homes in Andorra with their architects, emphasise the importance of the prevalence of nature as a founding principle for their residence. The fact is that this small country abounds with unique landscapes. Moreover, the great serenity and privacy of its countless charming little corners make nature the absolute leading light of any construction. Thanks to both its landscapes and its materials.
Contemporary and rustic, with glints of luxury in Incles Valley, Canillo
And there is no need to buy or build a large estate on a plot of land to discover or reinterpret the style of a distant Andorra. Hidden in Andorra are singular gems in the form of flats and penthouse apartments that still boast the country’s warm, cosy, rustic spirit, with no need to go far from the city.
Comfortable penthouse apartment in La Massana
For further information on purchasing a home in Andorra, real estate management in Andorra, buying a flat or a penthouse apartment in Andorra, do not hesitate to check with Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty, your real estate agency in Andorra.