Now he is considering a change of life, a new stage that takes him to a more urban environment, which is why he is closing a cycle and therefore putting his unique refuge up for sale.
We go back to his social area, a space with art that Paco has been constantly changing over the years with different works and is the one that welcomes guests.
Even the works currently on display could be purchased with the property, because as Paco told us, art always changes in his life by the moment, he doesn’t collect, he enjoys it for a while. It makes him happier than mere possession.
Paco is practical first and foremost and it is reflected in his house, he always looks ahead without getting attached to things… less probably to his Alvar Aalto furniture.
He likes to travel light.
Although he likes sobriety, with art we could say he is colourful and risk-taking.
TS. Paco, could you tell us about the works of art that are currently in your living room, whose works are they, what do they bring to you?
PB. At the moment there is a series by the Brazilian painter Yan Guaracy, created on the spiritual reality of the world of the orishás. It was a series painted in the house itself, which gives it a revitalising “artist’s studio” feel.
TS. Regarding the mural that welcomes us, who is the artist, what did you want to achieve with this mural?
PB. The mural is by Antonio Macia who combines perfectly with the colour tone of the house. In a minimal environment, with rigorous architecture, I wanted to introduce an almost graffiti-like informalism, the most organic inspiration, as a contrast with the surroundings.
TS. Tell us about some of the works that could be acquired with the house.
PB. Yan Guaracy’s works are for sale. It’s a stage of the artist’s life that is coming to an end and he wants to share.
(We can see them in the images of the living room, placed on the sofa).
TS. Could we say that this house is the one that has marked a before and after in Campo Baeza’s architectural style? We know that this house has inspired larger works such as the Olnick Spanu house in NY or Casa del Infinito in Cádiz. Why will Casa de Blas always be special in your collection of projects?
PB. It is the canon, the perfect proportion, it is not subject to the programme of needs, but to the dynamics of the form itself.
TS. You who have enjoyed this house so much, what is your favourite time and place of the day in this place?
PB. It depends a lot on the seasonal cycles, but what the architect calls the belvedere, the glass part, is always an invitation to calm in front of the green ocean that stretches at your feet in winter and summer. We are in an oak grove.
TS. Do we set foot on land at any time during the day (use of the garden/field)?
PB. The house is completely linked to its surroundings, the inside-outside is an inevitable movement, in winter and summer. It was conceived to live “in” nature.