Casa de Agosto – a surprisingly private villa in the picturesque Sotogrande Alto valley, Spain, with every detail designed to come together seamlessly with its contemporary new owners.

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There’s only one tiny stroke between your feet touching the limestone patio in Casa de Agosto and feeling the rippling presence of what August embodies – still time in its natural habitat.

You find yourself embraced by the cascading landscape stretching far beyond, to nothingness.

This is not a pretentious place, but things are different in this cortijo, true: seeing becomes sight here, and other verbs slow down as well.

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The interior is a contemporary modernist's dream with a deep respect for classical Spanish cortijo architecture.

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The layout of Casa de Agosto embodies the needs and habits of a modern person.

Entering the contemporary villa with an echo of a traditional Cortijo Vista del Arroyo takes you to a summer where days start in the afternoons, and rarely do they ever end.

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