Ibiza design experts: Hiphouse


Hiphouse founder and director Chantal Stuurman talks us through the restoration of an ancient finca.

Project: To restore a beautiful old finca to its former glory within six months.

Location: In the beautiful north of Ibiza in Cala San Vicente .

Who: ‘We had a team of four people and worked with a construction company and Rolf Blakstad,’ says Hiphouse co-director Chantal Stuurman of the teams responsible for the villa’s restoration. She also says the owners had a lot of input into the style.

Inspiration: ‘The 1970s in Ibiza, when there was still no road to San Vicente!’ Chantal says. Meaning all the mod cons are hidden and the architecture retains its strong Ibicenco heritage.

Style and features: A beautiful hippy chic reformed finca that came out beautifully and exactly as Hiphouse had envisioned. ‘After all the luxury reforms we have done, this was a breath of fresh air with a lot of personal taste from the owners,’ says Chantal.

Challenges: Not to ruin the existing garden of the property while working on the structure of the house. Surrounded by lush greenery and with spectacular country views, the aim was to stay true to its heritage as a farmhouse.