Country vineyard splendour

Project by Alibaz Construction & Taroms Architects

Alibaz and Taroms Architects Finca Build

Faced with the enormous challenge of saving this once-dilapidated, sprawling old Mallorcan homestead, Alibaz Construcción and Taroms Architects joined forces to bring it back to life. Under the direction of pioneering architects Rafael and Maria José Vidal, Alibaz has executed a magnificent, comprehensive restoration of the traditional Mallorcan possessió.

Describing their joint philosophy, Alibaz team member Pau Pont says that massive effort went towards maximising sustainability, listing just some of the ways: “Installations of aerothermal energy; large-capacity water cisterns to collect rainwater for irrigation; all the new terraces made with stone extracted from the excavated areas; and part of the ceramic floors of the house reclaimed.”

SAFEGUARDING SOUL

Everywhere, there is pleasing evidence of the architect and builders’ careful preservation of the house’s soul. Pont also credits the owner’s sensitivity towards the rehabilitation of his home, as well as the architectural team’s ability to know how to interpret it, as key to its success.

To this effect, flawless stone and aforementioned ceramic floors, textured lime coatings and original beamed ceilings sit beautifully alongside smart home systems and exquisite modern craftsmanship: a truly admirable rescue project.

TANGIBLE CHARACTER

“The challenge in capital letters,” Pont says, is to be able to integrate all the elements that encompass a home with the highest levels of comfort, without losing the character that makes it so special.”

Stepping inside, you can taste, sense and breathe the character of yesteryear throughout the 1,500 square-meter space. Within the main building, the layout of the large, luminous central kitchen and dining room complete with original country fireplace is just the same as it was for previous generations. An independent annex houses a spa and gym area. An expansive terrace and sparkling aquamarine pool cultivate relaxation. The delightful vineyard views are a timeless reminder of the property’s heartfelt business operation aimed at reviving the island’s forgotten wine production areas.

Text by Anna Mason

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Alibaz Construcción

Carrer Colomer, 6, Pol. Son Bugadelles