Amador, the designer/owner, nostalgic for his native island, led him to create this house, first in his mind and then on the ground. He used local materials and fresh decor to catch the light he so yearned for.
When something is carried in the blood, it emgerges sooner or later.
The story of the architect Amador Calafat-Busquets is a good example.
32 years ago, the Spaniard fell in love with a German girl and decided to start a new life in Hamburg in northern Germany. There has developed a brilliant career, has formed a family and is happy, but always, always a part of their soul has taken refuge in his native island.
In the winter nights in the cold city where he lives, he used to remember his native Mallorca, longing for the Mediterranean air, the scent of rosemary and blue, clear sky. It was one of those chilly nights when Amador imagined a house in Mallorca. Gradually, the house was growing in his mind: the ground, drawings, materials, artisans ... Five years ago, already finished in his imagination: it was time to make it happen.
"Almost every summer we were on vacation to the island, but we were going to hotels or rented houses. My dream was to have her own place, created to our liking. " Newly built and near Santanyí, southeast of the island, the houserespects the Majorcan architectural tradition, with local stone, clay tiles, wooden shutters ... "it is one of the most beautiful areas of Mallorca and, in addition, several friends have homes nearby. Many people on the island live Hamburg until there is a hill they call 'the Hamburg Mountain,' "says Amador in fun.
The garden is full of native species such as wild olives, carob and oleander, and in the pergola surrounding the house dominates the bougainvillea, whose flowers are in the passionate family. "The project was born with the inner courtyard. For me, it is the heart of the house and it was from here that I created everything else. Rural homes on the island have a yard like this, heir to the Roman atriums, which serves as a distributor to the rooms and the lights , "Amador said.
Also the interiors have managed to collect the spirit of sober elegance of the Majorcan "possessions". The main room is formed by the lounge and dining room, connected by an elegant Mallorcan stone arch, while -always rooms prepared for children or friends of the owners- are located on the top floor, each with its own bathroom and private dressing room .
The master bedroom, with custom white cabinets, is another dream come true. And everywhere, doors and open to make way for the light and air of Mallorca windows.