In designing the interior, Emili and Margalida tap into that adroit Scandi knack of mixing low-cost furniture from IKEA with recycled and mid-range pieces in an exemplary way. Combined with pine floor coatings and concrete beams, the result of the design is a family haven; a place in which adults and children can live, rest and play in peaceful happiness at weekends and during holidays.
At the height of the Mallorcan summer, this ecologically-sustainable mountain retreat remains blissfully cool. Cross ventilation is achieved with the construction of a rectangular prism opened at the extremes, cultivating the ideal temperature. Graceful laminated panels that merge with the surroundings keep the facade well aired, preventing humidity – that bane of island homes.
Of course, the noble oak trees standing in the grounds – some centuries old – also provide grateful natural shade in the hottest months. Relaxing, comfortable shelter in harmony with the environment; a perfect fusion of nature and modernity in the Serra.
Photos: Mauricio Fuertes & Andrea Pussin