Lars & Rosa’s Es Cubells project

Some people have the natural ability to see potential in rundown or ancient properties in Ibiza, and the knack to transform them into stylish, modern developments that look as though they belong on the pages of a glossy magazine. Two such creative types are Lars Holm Hansen and Rosa Pil Hildebrandt – the Danish co-creators of the award winning boutique hotel The Giri Residence and its namesake sister restaurant, The Giri Café in San Juan.
[Photography by Ana Lui]

Their talents are not only limited to commercial spaces however, as the couple also move around the globe in the winter months finding, living in and redeveloping properties in their ‘spare’ time between Ibiza seasons! 2012 was no exception, with the rapid renovation of this stunning four bedroom Es Cubells villa. Completed in a record seven months, the property is now officially on the market (for holiday rentals and also for sale) while Rosa and Lars search for their next challenge!

Its privileged position on the hill offers panoramic views across the Mediterranean, from the turquoise waters of Porroig and Cap d’es Falco all the way to Formentera – making for truly breathtaking sunrises – and also over the mountains, from the open plan living, kitchen and dining areas and the expansive terraces and pool area.

Using recycled wood hailing from Indonesia, the ambience created is a fusion of old and new, with a contrast of sleek and textured surfaces and rustic and modern furnishings with splashes of bright, happy colours courtesy of toys piled creatively around the home by daughters Alba and Nova.

Additional styling details come in the form of unique artworks by Danish photographer Pierre Winther, Morroccan lamps and décor, plus vintage-esque mirrors, spa-style bathrooms and Ibiza living statement pieces such as the large wooden dining table intricately carved in Timor, raw marble floors contrasted with minimalist white Eames chairs and classic Danish pendel lamps hailing from the ‘50s.

Beautiful daughters not included!


This extraordinary private house is one of the exclusive places to stay in White Ibiza´s villa collection. Find out more today.