A simple traditional house on the island of Formentera in Spain was transformed into villa status by architects Maria Castello Martinez and Daniel Redolat. The Can Manuel D’en Corda is a stone built residence in the locally established style of the region since the 18th century.
The contemporary extension has been created as a separate volume and contradicts the existing structure in many of its features. Its southern facade takes advantage of the stunning Mediterranean view towards the island of Ibiza.
The living quarters are based in the old house where polished concrete floors enhance the old stone walls and beamed ceilings. The new spaces house the bedrooms and utility spaces and provide a roof terrace for wonderful panoramic views of the rural countryside.
A fusion of traditional and modern united by transparencies have presented the home with a new identity resulting in an increase in home comfort and enjoyment for its occupants. In the interior, a selection of design classics and custom made furniture by local craftsmen in African teak provide yet another example of workable contrasts in this mesmerizing holiday residence.