A Nineteenth-century farmhouse hidden away within the mountains of Ibiza has been transformed right into a hotel, the place company keep inside earthy, minimalist suites with interiors conceived by artistic director Carlota Sarda Caralps.
The distant Aguamadera resort opened earlier this yr and was designed as “a secluded hideaway house” with a concentrate on nature, wellness and meals.
The brainchild of Pacha Group co-founder Iria Urgell and hospitality entrepreneur Pablo Fernández-Valdés, the resort was designed beneath the artistic path of Sarda Caralps.
Positioned atop a hill close to the seashore resort of Cala Llonga, the finca – or farmhouse – and its outbuildings constructed in 1888 had been transformed to accommodate seven visitor rooms and 4 suites.
The renovated whitewashed constructions sit amongst 27 acres of pine forests, olive groves and terraced agricultural land, from which a lot of the produce used within the resort’s restaurant is sourced.
The identify Aguamadera is derived from the Spanish phrases for water and wooden, in a nod to the truth that the resort hopes to advertise therapeutic by means of nature in its rural setting.
This interprets into the design by means of using pure supplies like clay plaster partitions, picket furnishings, linen textiles and jute carpets.
Simplicity reigns all through the resort. The textured plasterwork kinds organically formed surfaces and the cement flooring complement the impartial palette.
The primary constructing is minimally adorned with regionally crafted furnishings, objects and a rotating collection of works by Ibizan artists.
“Our venue serves as a vessel between artists and company,” mentioned the operators.
“Aguamadera presents items of artwork for a restricted time solely the place work, sculptures, environmental artwork and uncommon objects are built-in inside the resort expertise.”
In direction of the again is the restaurant, the place the kitchen and its wood-fired oven are utterly open to the informal eating space.
Small pendant lights suspended from the uncovered picket ceiling beams softly illuminate the tables, that are set with tableware by British artisan and artist Sarah Jerath.
“Cosy, easy-going and contemporary, the house permits you to discover the valley from inside with sundown views,” the staff mentioned.
“Within the essence of the winter season, a colossal hearth evokes nostalgic attraction.”
Unfold over two flooring, the visitor rooms within the farmhouse have a monastic high quality, with the earth-toned furnishings and decor parts diminished to solely what’s essential.
Bigger multi-room suites are situated in corrals – the outbuildings that previously housed livestock – and have the identical visible language as the opposite areas.
“Rustic wooden finishes, built-in furnishings, high quality supplies and tender textures are highlighted by means of sculptural silhouettes, the cornerstone of our design,” mentioned the staff.
Throughout the positioning, a number of terraces going through the encircling valleys provide out of doors areas for company to eat, drink and loosen up.
A lined porch is lined with built-in seats for lounging and is additional shaded by a bougainvillaea tree, whose pink flowers starkly distinction the constructing’s white partitions.
The pool terrace beneath options chunky cushioned loungers positioned on terracotta tiles and is wrapped by a low dry-stone wall.
Sundown is greatest loved from cushions and mats positioned beneath an enormous tree on the alternative aspect of the constructing to the pool, the place a big al fresco eating space can be situated.
Particulars embody hole bricks with patterned faces embedded into the partitions, which glow softly at evening to assist company navigate across the web site.
Aguamadera hosts quite a lot of actions for company and the local people, from exhibitions and workshops to wellness choices corresponding to sound meditations, rituals and ceremonies.
Ibiza is famend the world over as a celebration vacation spot however guests are starting to understand its pure magnificence and rural attraction, too.
The pictures is by Lekuona Studio. The primary picture is by Mateo Sánchez Garcia De La Cruz.