Like a cube of smoky glass and pristine concrete, the graphic silhouette of Villa Cygni rises above the trees. Transparent railings blend into the landscape, while large bay windows let the light through. Inside, the large open loft-like space is decorated completely in black and white. The zebra-skin carpets, the beautiful bronze chandelier and the ethnic carvings warm up the very contemporary furniture. The upper floor has a cosier feel to it: fluffy carpets cover the dark tiles, and the walls are painted in prune and chocolate tones and decorated with Japanese-style prints. Quilted headboards and velvet leather armchairs bring a touch of "boudoir" style to the modern decor. Gather for a brunch around the large black lacquered table, in the intimacy of the inner courtyard. Then move to the terrace, from where you hear nothing but the rustle of wind in the branches of pine trees that extend as far as the eye can see. Do a few laps in the pool before taking a nap in the sun. Or head down towards the sea, only twenty minutes away. Stay there until sunset, sharing an assortment of tapas or a plate of seafood with your feet in the sand. Back at the villa, gather by the fireside, to watch a surrealist cinema classic.
Located about fifty kilometers from Barcelona, the small town of Olivella is perched in the hills 210 meters above sea level. Surrounded by vineyards and pine forests, it is far from the bustle of La Rambla and the teeming Boqueria market. There, Villa Cygni hides amid the palm trees and the vines.