In Spanish, they call it “finca”, a country estate that has been restored, or rather, preserved by German design firm Dreimeta. Conservation, even of imperfections, is certainly the main philosophy underlying this intervention. No radical changes have been made: the project for the stone farmhouse, which is surrounded by small farms and terraces – where over 30 varieties of fruit and vegetables are grown including citrus fruits, apples, nectarines, figs and almonds – is based around simplicity and modesty. What was once a private residence still preserves its Iberian and Moorish influences, highlighting the beautiful impact of time, which passes and transforms materials and surfaces.
The whole project was created in collaboration with “Friends of a farmer”, an organization committed to improving sustainability in Ibiza in order to protect land ecosystems, water resources and infrastructure, and to optimize waste and renewable energy management.
The ten-room farmhouse, two-bedroom guesthouse, pool and restaurant are characterized by a minimalist design. The architects opted for natural materials such as wood, stone, slate, steel, brass and fabrics, like linen, in neutral colours. Every room is designed with a different layout and features a terrace or belvedere roof. Standard 16 sq m double rooms are available, called Intimate Rooms, Garden & Terrace bedrooms for three guests, a 55 sq m suite with a lounge area and panoramic terrace on two levels from which you can admire a 360° view of the island, and finally, 50 meters from the farmhouse, a guesthouse that can accommodate up to five people.
The common areas, including the kitchen and the pool, encourage meetings between the guests, while areas for solitude and silence were planned both inside and outside the building. Andy Szymanowicz is the farmer who looks after the estate’s land. He is an expert in biodynamic farming, who organizes workshops and classes to teach people about agriculture. There are also yoga and meditation sessions for people who want to relax, slow food workshops organized by the chefs for cooking enthusiasts, and live music and DJ sets in the large party tent for those looking for entertainment.