Friday, July 16, 2010

A Calm Home After the Storm








Looking at this beautiful and serene villa in Ibiza, it's hard to believe that it's the result of a misunderstanding. But so it was when a television producer asked a Parisian architect to remodel what was originally a rundown farmhouse. Once the project got underway, the scale of construction seemed disproportionate to the owner (who thought the house was rebuilt too high, and had lost the simplicity of its original form). After the inevitable clash, the architect abandoned the project, leaving it to be finalized by the master of the house and his wife. Ironically though, almost despite themselves, the architect and owner together have created a lovely home that combines a more cerebral approach to architecture with a relaxed and simple lifestyle. A good example of how opposites can create a harmonious whole. Via Marie Claire Maison.

8 comments :

Carpe Diem said...

It seems perfect. Clean lines and beautiful features...it speaks tranquility and simple elegance.

Bonnie Tsang Photography said...

pure beauty.

Eleni said...

fantastic place!Totally my kind of thing! Thanks!

Arlene Grasman said...

so peaceful, so zen. Vacation!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness... it's stunning! That kitchen sink just makes me swoon.

natalie. said...

i feel the need to pick my jaw up off the floor - what an exquisite house!

Tomas and Jones said...

Oh wow! There should be more misunderstandings!! Simply gorgeous, thx for sharing :)

automatism said...

You are so welcome, all — and I was just as amazed when I found this, too!

:-)

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