Given the Spanish royal family’s seal of approval as a vacation spot, Mallorca is one of the loveliest Mediterranean locations. The largest of the Balearic islands is multifaceted in many distinct ways. First, there’s its exciting history of Romans, Moors and pirates. The landscape itself is equally complex and varied. With its aquamarine coves, winding roads, and fine white-sand beaches, it’s no wonder people from around the globe have chosen to build exceptional homes here. The properties featured represent the diversity of architecture from traditional fincas to futuristic designer houses with glamorous high-tech interiors.
There’s the former bishop’s residence with its own chapel and an extensive contemporary art collection, then there’s a former fort dating to 1622, decked out in elegant Mediterranean style that housed artists such as Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso in the 20s and 30s. Let’s not forget the purist geometric property from the 90s, which, with its straight-line aesthetics, looks like a minimalist medieval castle. They are all flooded with that unique light only found on the “Isla de la Luz,” the island of light. You’ll marvel at these residences, which, whether formal or casual in feeling, all seem to embody a unique sensibility. Each of these world-class interiors is awe-inspiring yet inviting at the same time. With their glorious colors and distinctive materials they all effortlessly capture the carefree spirit of the island temperament.
Edited by Christine von Auersperg
Texts by Tiny von Wedel
224 pp., Hardcover with jacket
278 color photographs
Text in English, German and Spanish
Format: 25x32 cm