Ibiza property: 5-bedroom country estate, Ibiza

Designed by renowned architect Rolf Blakstad, this immaculate five-bedroom villa conceals all the conveniences of modern living within the simplicity of traditional architecture. Double height ceilings, exposed wood beams and thoughtful planning have created a functional and graceful home. Natural light floods the spaces via floor to ceiling windows and cleverly placed skylights. Split level rooms help delineate the living areas, creating a flow between comforting corners, sun traps and spots for entertaining.

The seamless combination of traditional features and quality fixtures is evident throughout. An American style kitchen fitted with all the mod cons is mellowed with wooden doors lit by sunlight streaming from the skylight above. Massive glass doors lead from the kitchen to an outdoor dining table where long lazy lunches will no doubt turn to long lazy dinners.

Tradition inscribes a cubic design, which purpose it to gently define various uses around the home and frame diverse views. The living space opens fully to a covered patio lounge from which a set of Hollywood-esque stairs leads to the pristine lap pool, manicured gardens and the lush green fields and hills beyond. In keeping with island custom, various covered porches are dotted around providing private sanctuaries for quiet chats, yoga or napping. This unfussy Ibiza villa is an elegant template for island living.

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