The Picornell House in Mallorca, Spain by architect John Pawson, which began design in 2006, was just recently completed. The house appears as a modern and minimalist looking single storey structure from the street view, but has a second floor on the sea-facing side and a stunning pool that projects out into the garden.
Located on a south-facing slope 10km from the center of Palma, this family home addresses the challenge of making architecture that celebrates the contours of the landscape, while affording optimal and — critically, in a climate such as Mallorca's — controllable light penetration.
The home's walls are of the thickness required for optimal cooling in summer and insulation in winter, with natural cooling and ventilation supported by a sculptural, funnel-like courtyard within the floor plan.
Projecting out into the backyard, the pool underscores the dramatic attenuation of the site.
Project Mallorca, Spain: 2006 – 2013
Architect/Designer: John Pawson
Project Architect: Guy Dickinson
Photography: Gilbert McCarragher
This jaw-dropping luxury villa is for sale in Alcúdia, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain, listed at $69,127,610 USD (50.000.000 € EUR)
With 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 2 partial baths, a guest house, tennis court and even a helipad, this 26,425 square foot (2,454.963 square meters) single family residential home in Spain is to die for. The Cielo de Bonaire, offered by Sotheby's, is a hillside villa is perched between the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa on the island of Baleares in Mallorca.
The huge home is completely outfitted with all things luxurious; an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna/steam room, a home cinema, wine cellar, marble floors with underfloor heating, an interior elevator (or lift), 2 indoor fireplaces, one outdoor fireplace, even a pond, complete with lily pads.
The views from the home are spectacular:
And in the evenings, it's even more impressive:
Other features include: Aluminium Carpentry, Aluminium windows, Basement, CCTV, Courtyard, Garage, Gas Central Heating, Landscaped Gardens, Parking, Pond, Sea Views, Security System, Terrace, and a Video entry system.
The exclusive interior equipment and design, makes it in one of the most luxurious and sophisticated properties in the whole of the Balearics Island.
Contact Mallorca Sotheby's International Realty for more information.
Phone: +34 971 699824
Not that I'm thinking of moving to Mallorca (or Majorca), but let me tell you, if I did, I would have many gorgeous modern homes from which to choose (not afford, just choose). Who would have figured Mallorca, Spain to have so many modern homes on the market? The following three homes are all priced under 10 million dollars (barely) and presently listed for sale.
Modern Minimalist Masterpiece in Sol de Mallorca
from the listing:
This state-of-the-art, contemporary villa has an artful combination of exceptional design and first-rate comforts. Set on a flat garden plot it is overlooking the Mediterranean sea and a vast protected forest, surrounded by beautiful grounds, walking trails and secluded beaches. This newly built villa, located in the quiet residential area of Sol de Mallorca, has an entrance hall which leads to a spacious living room with high ceilings, fireplace and integrated dining area.
The large panoramic windows allow light to enter the room and offer spectacular views of the garden, the infinity pool and the sea. Also, on this ground level you will find a modern deluxe kitchen. The additional room on this level could be used as staff accomodation or as an office. Most of the bedrooms have direct access to the terraces, others come with dressing room and Jacuzzi bathtub, but all are with bathrooms en suite.
The upper floor additionally has two capacious sea view terraces, one of which would be ideal to entertain guests due to its 210 m² size. Further features of this stunning property include air-conditioning h/c, double glazing, fitted wardrobes, summer kitchen and BBQ area, partly wooden flooring, under floor heating throughout, irrigation system, solar panels and a 4 car garage as well as plenty of exterior parking facilities. The whole villa is considered 'intelligent' since it can be remote controlled via computer from any country in the world.
Price: Approx. $ 7,115,250.00 USD
Modern Mediterranean Mansion
from the listing:
This breathtaking property lies close to the sea on the rocks in the Costa de Canyamel in the north east of Majorca. The house was built in 2001 in a modern and Mediterranean style with top quality materials. The property is in perfect condition. The large and spacious rooms are distributed over 2 floors. This property also features a second guest house, a perfectly maintained garden area, a garage, terraces and a swimming pool.
Price: Approx. $7,920,750.00 USD
Modern Mallorca Mansion
from the listing:
Newly built Mallorcan Mansion, surrounded by amazing countryside and set in one of the most commanding points of the valley. The house has been designed with a traditional stone facade blended with an open, modern interior offering a high standards of accommodation. The reception area is the central point of the house and upstairs is one of the four guest bedrooms and the spacious master suite with its own dressing room, full ensuite bathroom and huge private terrace offering views across the land and out to sea. The ground floor holds the three remaining guest bedrooms all with ensuite facilities, they share a second lounge/TV room and access to their own private garden. The kitchen is situated close to the main terrace which is the setting for the grand swimming pool, summer kitchen/barbeque and sunken chill out zones. The lounge is a vast room, with high ceilings and a fireplace.
Price: Approx. $9,397,500.00 USD
Man, I'm moving to Mallorca.
Check out these three properties, listed by Engel & Voelkers:
special thanks to First Mallorca and Engel & Voelkers for the photos and info.