‘I love living here,’ says Mercedes Bonet of the home she shares with husband Juan Tur and children Juan Petit and Berta in Ibiza’s beautiful Cala Jondal area. ‘The only problem I have – honestly – is that I haven’t got space for my clothes!’
This is no surprise when you learn the stylish mum is also the co-owner of Ibiza’s number one designer boutique, Mayurka!
Mercedes and Juan moved into the typical ‘casa payesa’ home – which is over 100 years old – in 2008, and each year add an additional element to the property, from a swimming pool (‘I had to have this to cool off when I was pregnant in the summer, and wasn’t able to travel by Zodiac to Formentera!’ laughs Mercedes) to a new kitchen, children’s bedrooms and more.
‘The house is always growing with us,’ Mercedes explains. ‘We wanted to continue with the authenticity of a casa payesa, where they added a new room with each new baby – first it was just Juan and I, then Juan Petit, now Berta… but now we have to stop because there’s no more room! We are very happy here.‘