To minimize the impact on the unspoiled environment in the province of Cáceres, the architects — and owners of the sustainability-focused design firm Ábaton in Madrid — reused the stone from the old stable to construct their remote family getaway. Reclaimed oak doors and ceilings and recycled-steel beams contribute to the weather-beaten farmhouse appeal. On the inside, the design is closer to a modern warehouse loft. Concrete walls, limestone floors, and patinated railings are telltale signs of this aesthetic. The loft bedrooms were converted from the stable’s original hay lofts and a minimalist kitchen feature a sleek countertop that extends into a dining room table. An interior courtyard and fountain pay homage to the home’s power supply with the help of wind turbines. Wintertime energy is harvested from two mountain streams and in the summer, solar panels do the trick. “We’re always trying to respect the environment by learning as much as we can from it,” say the architects.