Lighthearted Luxury for a Villa in Majorca
A gorgeous sundrenched villa overlooks the ocean at Cala Marmacen in Puerto Andratx, Majorca.
A seemingly magical turquoise air wafts above its idyllic pool.
In fact the effect is created with turquoise-tinted glass that separates the pool and shields the villa from splashes.
The tinted glass also is laid up against the rafters over the pool.
This protects the wooden rafters above it from warping due to moisture.
Villa Marmacen was originally designed in 1996 by the Spanish architect Alberto Rubio.
Like many mediterranean beauties, it is hewn from rocky cliff.
The effect of a sail is created by the billowing rafters, so that the villa appears to be about to take flight.
Its few rooms suffice to deliver the view with panache.
In 2008, it was renovated, but with a new kitchen that lacks the carefree charm of the rest of the villa.
But, even with flawed “upgrades” sweet whitewashed villas on the mediterranean with stunning views can have stunning prices.
A cool €9.8 million.