A Mix of Scandinavian & Mediterranean Aesthetics In This Holiday Home

Pablo Madrid states “As the clients were keen for the house to have a timeless aesthetic, natural materials and light colors were used throughout the space.”

PMA studio, a Spanish architecture studio founded by Pablo Madrid, designed a minimalist holiday home located in the charming neighborhood of Portixol, in Palma de Mallorca.

The project consisted in the renovation of a traditional rowhouse on a very narrow plot. Despite the slender shape of the property, the plan ensured that the interiors of the home still received plenty of light.

The studio created a rooms distribution that makes the most of the natural light. The living room lies at the end of the plot, separated to the main patio by a large sliding glass. This large window allows occupants to expand their living space outdoors and flood this area with natural light.

The main bedroom is situated next to the entrance, while the children bedroom occupies the area where the floor plan narrows. The glass door opening onto the living area and a skylight were added to ensure again a better lighting.

“Moving throughout the home, the expansion and contraction of the space defines the distribution and the different degrees of privacy.” Pablo Madrid states “As the clients were keen for the house to have a timeless aesthetic, natural materials and light colors were used throughout the space.” he continues.

A double sink entirely made of natural stone is located in the vestibule immediately next to the living room, where the plot expands. The two bathrooms are accessed through this area, which also gives access to a metallic custom-designed staircase, leading to the rooftop.

Ceramics, limestone flooring and exposed wooden beams resonate with the Mallorca tradition, while black window frames and fixtures were chosen to connect the house with the Scandinavian roots of the clients.

Minimalist Nordic furniture pieces are mixed with local decor made of straw and natural fabric.

Photography by Pernilla Danielsson

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