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Ibiza Villa

Date published: July 07 2016


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The brief: to provide a party space and chill out area incorporating the pool house and terraces

This country estate in the north of Ibiza comprises of a 3-bedroom house, surrounded by two hectares of lush gardens in which two additional houses provide a further two bedrooms and en-suites. Although the main building and inherited design was very handsome, the internal design had been sadly neglected, so the clients instructed TG Studio to makeover the interior as well as re-designing the terraces and pool house. 

Planning restrictions forbid the extension of the building so work had to be done within the confines of the existing building.

To make the most of the stunning grounds and lush environment beyond, the brief was to provide a party space and chill out area incorporating the pool house and terraces. An outdoor dining area is covered by a roof supported on huge Balinese columns, which perfectly frame the scenery from the range of contemporary furniture filling the terrace, inviting guests to sit down and enjoy the view. The pool house was extended using galvanised wood and re-organised to house a large bar with two built in fridges, two dishwashers, a music system, a grill and a woodfire pizza oven. The wooden pool house sofas and coffee tables were designed by TG-Studio and made by Ibizan craftsmen, whilst decorative hanging shells were sourced from a local market for an authentic feel.

On the inside, the main room features 4-metre high ceilings and large sliding glass doors so that in Summer the living room doubles up with the outside terrace. TG-Studio also installed a new wood burning fireplace with flamed granite base and black steel back; this feature holds a 70 inch TV and surround sound system, as well as hiding a double height towel storage
room. In one corner an alcove, originally a bread oven, has been uncovered and opened up into the main living space to provide a very large chill out snug. A circular roof light and four different shaped windows with yellow tinted glass allow the light to flood in and make a feature of the unusual space. A large selection of cushions in contrasting prints and colours from
Ferm Living and Tasca invite guests to sit and relax.

The original kitchen was completely demolished and TG-Studio installed a state of the art Doca kitchen with Gagganeu appliances. Flame black granite work tops are contrasted with grey tinted mirrored backsplash and painted white oak doors to give a contemporary and minimalist appearance. 

The furniture selection was important in order to create a ‘London Cool meets Ibiza’ feel and includes a stunning, huge tropical wood table by SDA Decoration, and a splash of colour with bright orange Masters bar stools by Philippe Starck for Kartell. 

The en-suite bedrooms in this villa are masterpieces in understated glamour. The first bedroom has a neutral colour scheme accented with a geometric print grey rug. One wall contains sliding doors onto its own side terrace, whilst its en-suite features a bespoke bath by a local manufacturer that sits upon a mosaic stone tile floor, overlooked by a giant wooden sculpture.

The second bedroom has a subtle Moroccan influence and has its own en-suite, again featuring a bespoke sculpted bath to fit the client’s brief of an eclectic feel. Whilst the third bedroom leads out onto a gorgeous walled roof terrace on the first floor with a day bed and coffee table for early morning al-fresco breakfasts.

All the walls and finishes in this villa are kept in the Ibizan cool white to give a smart and uniformed look to the entire space. This allows the expanse of natural woods and the owners’ artwork to stand out and enhance the space. The clients, who are property developers in the UK, use the villa for family holidays and privately rent it to friends when they are not occupying it.

Photographer: Philip Vile

Designer: Thomas Griem

Author: Katy Briscoe

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