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Lighthearted Luxury for a Villa in Majorca

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A gorgeous sundrenched villa overlooks the ocean at Cala Marmacen in Puerto Andratx, Majorca.

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A seemingly magical turquoise air wafts above its idyllic pool.

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In fact the effect is created with turquoise-tinted glass that separates the pool and shields the villa from splashes.

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The tinted glass also is laid up against the rafters over the pool.

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This protects the wooden rafters above it from warping due to moisture.

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Villa Marmacen was originally designed in 1996 by the Spanish architect Alberto Rubio.

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Like many mediterranean beauties, it is hewn from rocky cliff.

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The effect of a sail is created by the billowing rafters, so that the villa appears to be about to take flight.

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Its few rooms suffice to deliver the view with panache.

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In 2008, it was renovated, but with a new kitchen that lacks the carefree charm of the rest of the villa.

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But, even with flawed “upgrades” sweet whitewashed villas on the mediterranean with stunning views can have stunning prices.

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This one?

A cool €9.8 million.

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