Although Mallorca has become an increasingly busy tourist destination and favored location for holidays homes, it takes only a step back from the coastline to realize that the island still has numerous old farmhouses for sale and some very special sites on which to build.
A couple who once bought and restored a house here, originally as a holiday home, quickly made it their permanent base, and developed a thriving building, restoration and design business, catering to busy Europeans who need a reliable and knowledgeable team to create their own dream homes.
The owner of this house was a client of theirs who favored a new house in the country with plenty of shady seating who favoured a new house in the country with plenty of shady seating areas, a pool and good-sized casual entertaining spaces, but the open site required a great deal of landscaping before building could begin.
The use of architectural salvage and recycled materials plays an important part in the team’s designs, providing new houses with a feeling of age and atmosphere. Furniture and fittings are from a wide range of sources, chosen for comfort or patina, shape or suitability.
Both architect and designer have created a superb house with more than a nod to vernacular, and it looks absolutely right in its dramatic island setting.