Natural Inspiration: "Stone House By The Sea"
Posted July 14th, 2011 | by The Update
The breathtakingly gorgeous home of events producer, art director and designer Alexandre de Betak is luxe and original down to every little detail, from the site-specific custom made furniture to the faux-vintage ceramic and olive wood light dimmers. While he may have dubbed his Mediterranean estate a “man cave”, this exquisite ocean-side home in Majorca boasts unique design elements with an organic-contemporary feel that would be inspiring to anyone.
“For 10 years I was dreaming about it, for five years I was looking for a spot for it, for two years working on it, for another two years building it, and finally here it is.” says de Betak.
His persistence paid off with a completely original design rich in sumptuous natural elements and undulating surfaces (there’s hardly a right angle to be found). He describes his home as “very minimal but warm”, wanting it to be in tune with the local culture and ecologically sensitive, “but twisted in my way.”
The home is full of unique features that speak to the owners creativity, like wall sconces carved out of local rocks, hand-crafted cushions made out of vintage linen from a military surplus dealer at Paris’s Porte de Clignancourt market, and a children’s wing with his own unusual take on the classic bunk bed - a three-berth stacked sleeping cave.
Although secluded on a small island, the home is meant for socializing, including a media room with mountains of his hand-made cushions for free-from seating, an expansive kitchen and dining area that opens to outdoor seating with views of the Mediterranean sea, and a spigot in the kitchen wall that flows with – you guessed it – wine.
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