Modern and stylish beach house in Mallorca with beautiful views over the Mediterranean and Port de Sóller.
How would you describe Pollenca Town House in a nutshell?
Our holiday home is a proud major townhouse in the heart of the historic old town of Pollensa. Being over 150 years old, it has been completely refurbished and turned into a calm and spacious holiday home with probably one of the coolest patios on Mallorca.
What was your inspiration to buy the house and refurbish it?
We never found an area that we enjoyed as much as this part of Mallorca. We toured up in the Tramuntana mountains and saw all these picturesque villages and ended up in the town of Pollensa. There we were! This house wanted us, and as it obviously was not in use, we asked if it was for sale. It was, indeed!
We designed the complete refurbishment including the whole interior. A local architect helped with the technical plans and the realisation. For the refurbishment, we kept everything that was worth keeping, and replaced everything that had to be renewed. No fakes, no compromises: what looks old is original, what looks new is added by us.
It is really a house to 'live' in, not only a base for holidays. Therefore, we appreciate to have guests who are interested in good architecture and culture, who are looking for an original village around. People who just like good atmosphere.
How would you describe the atmosphere inside the house?
We would say that the house gives you a feeling of well-being. The design is very calm, not exaggerated. It’s a combination of new and old without being over-styled. A proud house that does not need to shout – human, elegant and likable, where every small detail has been designed.
And the climate inside the house and the great patio are extremely agreeable, at any time of the year.
How would you describe the architecture and interior design?
The townhouse had been a very reputable house in its day. Our approach was to redesign its pride. We were able to carve out the original structure from the thick sandstone walls and wooden beams in the high ceilings. Even some original furniture, doors and tiles could be conserved and given a new life. You really feel and see the contrast of old and new. Scarp angels meet rustic stonewalls.
To you personally, what makes the house so special?
It really feels like the home of our dreams. It is very spacious but does not feel too large. There are so many different places to be and feel comfortable, and not one of the spaces is oversized, even if only the two of us are here it’s perfect. And when we have guests and there are eight of us here, it feels just right as well. We simply love it.