Step inside this villa in Puerto Pollensa and you instantly feel the calming energy of this lateral living space nestled between the beach and the Tramuntana mountains. The Beach House, a holiday home available for rental, is designed for wellness, relaxation and calm days away from the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds.

An Ibiza Style Beach House

Samantha Knight, Paul Robinson and NB Architects in Palma interpreted the brief for an Ibiza style villa by careful space planning to maintain carefree flow, rustic materials sourced in Mallorca and also interesting textures to layer an otherwise simple canvas. As a designer originally from London, Samantha was very careful with her sourcebook. She chose to work with local artisans to custom design the key furnishings.

Light-flooded Living Spaces

Paul Robinson extensively refurbished the lateral property. Once a dated two-bedroom house in need of modernisation and reconfiguration, inside you will now find an open plan living space with a bohemian inspired kitchen. There are furthermore four double bedroom suites and a cosy snug filled with texture and warmth. The natural light floods in whilst the soft linen curtains move in the gentle breeze. They add a bit of romance to the setting. The pool bedroom suite features doors which open directly onto the garden. As well as a view of the pool which is gently lit at night.

A unique outdoor Space

The key to flow in a lateral property is the seamless blend of the interior and exterior. The large aluminium bi-fold doors in the living space open directly onto a pergola with a step down into the garden. Fragrant lemon trees, banana leaf trees and vibrant bougainvillea decorate it. In the garden centre you will also find a tranquil Indonesian-inspired pool. It was carefully finished in jade green tiles to give the impression you are looking into a natural water source.

A cosy Pergola at Day and Night

The pergola is a space which transitions effortlessly from day to evening entertaining. It features an oversized bespoke table crafted from recycled Obra wood by Conalma Design on the island. You also find hand-crafted wicker chairs sourced from an independent retailer in Palma. Furthermore, there is an aged olive wood hat rack to hang beach towels, rattan baskets and sun hats. Paul Robinson and his team also carefully installed contemporary lighting into the bamboo ceiling. A great contrast against the rustic furnishings it ensures ambient lighting for long summer evenings.

The beach house is virtually unrecognisable now from its past, when it was an abandoned holiday home. As soon as you step out of your car and onto the ethereal white driveway, catching sight of the garden oasis and pergola setting, you know you are somewhere special.

Written by Samantha Knight, Creative Director at Samantha Knight Interior Design
Photos by Johanna Gunnberg

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