Located on an urbanized hillside in the town of Benalmadena, Spain, La Yedra House is simultaneously tightly protected and open to the surrounding environment. The single-family home is encircled by a tall stone masonry wall, but the home's balconies and their attendant views give its residents excellent vistas of the mountains that surround the small town.
Like a walled garden, La Yedra House's interior is indeed Edenic. One of the most notable features of the home is its infinity pool. While infinity pools have nearly reached the point of becoming cliche in architecture, La Yedra House's is an exception thanks to its inventive method for cycling water. The pool has a narrow fountain element that constant streams a small waterfall into one end.
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