EMBRACING VERTICALITY TO HOLD THE HORIZON
Like a baobab tree firmly anchored to the earth, the verticality of the architecture intentionally seeks to emphasise the interiors, highlighting their beauty and enhancing their continuous dialogue with the fascinating surroundings.
Nestled in the exclusive and luxurious hills of Son Vida, in the southwest of Palma, this magnificent villa offers breath-taking views that play a major role in shaping the interiors.
Situated on the outskirts of Mallorca's capital, the bustling and sophisticated city of Palma, this impressive three-storey building of over 1,000 square metres blends in perfectly with its surroundings. It is rooted in the hillside, enclosed by green and fragrant pine forests and with a stunning landscape to admire: the magnificent sapphire-coloured Palma Bay and the one-of-a-kind medieval castle Castillo de Bellver.
The architect in charge of designing this villa, developed by Mark Hoddinott and Núria Pérez, has been David Domínguez from E-concepto studio. He has brilliantly emphasised the verticality of the architecture and developed, with Terraza Balear, the concept of the interiors.
A 360º interior design project
Terraza Balear has carried out this 360º project transferring the philosophy and essence that represent the company to each of the rooms in the house. The selection of fine materials, such as walnut wood together with organic colours, textures and shapes provide and reinforce the curated and well-balanced contrasts that integrate perfectly with the spectacular landscape.
In the main entrance, the architectural elements intentionally seek to emphasise the verticality and frame the view of the Castillo de Bellver through a walnut slatted ceiling from which the Henge Light Ring Horizontal luminaires are suspended.
In addition to the entrance hall, the ground floor features the living room, the dining room, the main kitchen, a reading room/office and several terraces. It is precisely in this area where the intention of blending indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly reaches its maximum splendour.
Interior and exterior are intertwined, and neutral colours, pure forms and high-quality materials are the common thread.
In the living room, everything revolves around the splendid Connery seating system by Minotti, together with more exquisite furniture pieces by the prestigious Italian brand, such as the Torii armchairs or the Solid coffee tables. The organic hues of this area are based on stone colours together with different shades of green connecting with the forest that surrounds the house.
The massive and minimalist marble and aluminium Linha table by Minotti dominates the spacious dining room alongside Minotti's Torii chairs and a charismatic sideboard by Rimadesio. The exceptional Starlight Lamp by Henge completes the ensemble, connecting not only aesthetically but also poetically with the starry sky over the wide Palma Bay.
On the ground floor, the carefully curated selection of materials and textures is also present in the main and auxiliary kitchens, which are connected to one another. The walnut furniture from Poliform's Artex line, together with black accents such as the extractor hood, emphasise the strength, brightness and personality that run through the villa. The lamps by Tobias Grau and the Aston stools by Minotti reflect, once more, the attention to every detail.
One of the most enchanting characteristics about this villa is its breath-taking views. The Mediterranean Sea merges with the Balearic sky, while the green forest surrounding the property and the majestic Castillo de Bellver shape the horizon, making the main terrace a dream come true.
Here, Terraza Balear managed once again to connect and blend the interior and exterior through its representative colour palette. The outdoor lounge area with furniture by Minotti and Tribù is the ideal place to relax with family and friends on long summer nights. The dining area, with a balanced mix of neutral colours and green shades, features the rationalism-inspired, elegant teak wood Quadrado table by Minotti together with the Aston Cord Outdoor chairs, also by the Italian brand.
On the first floor, the master bedroom is conveniently placed alongside three en-suite bedrooms, all with access to a terrace, and an intimate living room. The master bedroom is a temple of serenity and impeccable style. Featuring a sophisticated Minotti king-size bed with a padded headboard in soft, neutral colours and walnut custom-made side tables over a Limited Edition carpet, this sanctuary boasts a harmonious combination of different high-quality materials and finishes.
On the private terrace, it is a great pleasure to unwind on a Minotti daybed while enjoying the amazing views. The master bedroom has a dreamy dressing room as well as a bathroom with pieces by Italian brand Antonio Lupi.
Last but not least, in the basement, in addition to an impressive wine cellar, there is a gym, a spa area and a fabulous indoor swimming pool. Undoubtedly, a fantastic retreat where to enjoy, both inside and outside, meaningful and precious moments with loved ones.