On this occasion, "The house of the week" brings us to the north of Spain, specifically to Cabanas, a municipality in the province of La Coruña, Galicia to see a spectacular luxury villa. This unique enclave Villa Frayán, this is the name of this incomparable villa that welcomes us in an idyllic environment of the most valued nationwide, in which it stands out for its emigrant past and spectacular resulting in a perfect home to enjoy history, nature and gastronomy of the Galician land.
It is an Indian house dating from 1920 located in an idyllic environment as it is located a few minutes from the Fragas del Eume Natural Park declared a Site of Community Interest (SCI) and Special Conservation Area (ZEC). Very close, just 5 minutes away is the charming town of Redes, and ten minutes walk we have one of the best beaches in the area, the Magdalena beach. The access to the AP-9 motorway that connects it with La Coruña in less than 25 minutes is 1 kilometre away.
This impressive villa of 664 m2, it is distributed in 6 rooms, 3 living rooms, 4 bathrooms and a gazebo with a fireplace and barbecue.
The ground floor is composed of the kitchen, the dining room, the fireplace room, the piano room, another room, an office, a toilet and a room with a bathroom. From the main hall, there is a spectacular pine staircase that connects all the floors and to which a modernist stained glass window gives light, which follows it all the way to the last floor.
On the first floor, we have access to a large terrace located above the main entrance and the rooms. Two rooms with a bathroom and the main room. This consists of a large living room with a large gallery from which you can see the southern part of the garden, a large bathroom and a dressing room. This room is located in the tower of the house and its arrangement is in duplex, it has a beautiful pine spiral staircase that takes you to the top floor of the tower and from this, you access a terrace from which you can see the entire estate.
The last section of the main staircase takes us to the guest area consisting of two large rooms, a bathroom and a small storage room. All rooms of the house have natural light.
The plot measures about 5000 square meters of land with very well-kept gardens with a centennial plant from the time of the construction of the house, in the centre we have a concrete pond above the ground, full of tents and kois. The garden has automatic irrigation and a gardener attends it weekly.
In front of the pool and facing the west exit to the garden we have a gazebo with fireplace and barbecue as an independent construction of the main house
In front of the main entrance, we have a very large garage with capacity for three cars and a warehouse.
The house was completely restored respecting all the original elements of it, including the contents of the house. The floors on the ground floor are original hydraulic mosaic and those on the other floors are pine tea as are the stairs and the rest of the carpentry.
The origin of this unique house dates from the first decade of the twentieth century belonged to the Patiño brothers, from San Martin do Porto, emigrated to America in the first decade of the twentieth century.
In Havana, they set up a gift shop that soon prospered. They were made with the official grant of the then-unknown automatic Swiss watches, thanks to which they achieved fame and treasured a considerable fortune.
Part of their profits constitutes the consignment sent so that Felipe Patiño, the only brother who did not emigrate, was responsible for reforming the house they had left here and dated from 1889. He commissioned the work to the local architect Manuel de Leira y Leira, who In 1920 he plans the complete remodelling of the property and leave it as we can see it today.
Located on the left bank of the local road that leads from Cabanas to Mugardos stands this magnificent house stylistically configured to attest to the success achieved by its overseas promoters.