Alaró, Serra de Tramuntana
A FARMHOUSE REBUILT.
This country home arose from the ruins of an abandoned farm’s storage unit positioned at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO Heritage Site.
On the road to the much admired Alaró Castle and overlooking the magnificent twin mountains of Ses Dues Germanes, it is an area of outstanding natural beauty in which the house integrates itself respectfully and advantageously.
Two dilapidated buildings and a garage were joined together to create one impressive 35 meter long home. A first extension was built to accommodate three ample en suite bedrooms, a second serves as a luxurious double height drawing room and for a further two bedrooms and bathrooms. In between these two extensions is a large and light-filled kitchen which is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, and a long living room with views of the garden and the mountains.
The challenging project required a committed team effort from engineers and artisans. Stone work was restored, the roof was rebuilt combining old and new tiles, and an old water cistern was reconditioned by traditional means – and is part of the watering system today.
Within the house, reclaimed floor tiles were meticulously pieced together lending character and texture, while locally sourced sandstone adds a feeling of permanence. Indeed, whether recycled or new, all the materials were chosen to endure. Despite a traditional feel, the home counts on all the luxury features of a truly modern abode.
The extensive surrounding grounds required considerable landscaping, with numerous stone terraces built in.
Against a backdrop of rugged peaks and abundant plant life, a large pool provides a serene focal point. In a further step to integrate nature, olive branches were built into the walls of the house to support grape vines and wisteria, enhancing its beauty and capturing the essence of rural Mallorca.