Port Andratx, Mallorca
A contemporary home set at the edge of the sea with spectacular views. The site is elevated and partly sloped. An invasive goat problem was a key concern. The clients gave creative freedom to redevelop the spaces around the house in order to make them more thoughtfully designed, impactful and entertaining friendly for larger groups. Shielding afternoon sun was also a problem that needed to be addressed.
The walk up to the front door and sloped side garden was redesigned with short stone walls and textured planting and succulents. In the lower garden, a patio with custom outdoor kitchen extends the dining capacity with a louvered pergola and heaters to be used year round. Large olive trees were installed to help shield the afternoon sun and provide a sculptural feature from inside the home. A new fire table with sunken seating also creates cozy seating for the evening and extends the seating capacity for entertaining.
The lawn was reduced and new gravel gardens were installed around the pool and sunken fire feature using Mediterranean plants for coastal conditions. Mediterranean planting is natural with shades of green and flowers. Convolvulus, lavender, rosemary, agave and metrosideros were some of the plants we used.
Furniture was sourced by us and includes Paola Lenti and Roda. The importance of landscape lighting was fundamental for this entertaining garden so we chose John Cullen lights for their architectural lighting quality.