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Sublimate a stone house

Planted in the open ground Ibicenca, a finca reborn in its true architecture just sublimated by a contemporary gesture. In the rigor of the lines and the attention to detail, the simplicity of the terroir plays without false note on creative contrasts.

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On the side of Santa Eulària in Spain, discovery of a real peasant farm in ruins completely restored family house with modern lines, with half-stone walls half white lime. A grandiose transformation that is worth a look!

Planted in the open ground Ibicenca, a finca reborn in its true architecture just sublimated by a contemporary gesture. In the rigor of the lines and the attention to detail, the simplicity of the terroir plays without false note on creative contrasts.

Side lounge, a 1956 chair by Pierre Gautier Delaye, Patricia Urquiola Tufty-Time sofas for B & B and a copper lamp by Tom Dixon, all found in Box 3. The metal bar was designed by Romain Cupper.

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There are very few fincas in the Ibicenca campaign that have not yet been restored. Luckily, Anne Dimmers, who particularly loves the landscape on the side of Santa Eulària, falls on Can Bassó, a real peasant house with its corrals (sheepfolds) in ruins, its typical porch that gives shade in summer and warms the interior. in winter, its bread oven, its pino tea doors (pinewood umbrella), its sabines (Phoenician juniper), half-stone walls half white lime and its generous red soil furrowed terraces where sometimes come to graze sheep from the neighborhood. It is a beautiful countryside where the almond tree grows, the carob tree or the olive tree, a countryside that cradles and awakens in the morning to the song of the barnyard.

Bathroom of industrial spirit in the old barn which has kept its original door behind the window. Vieques series bathtub and sink by Patricia Urquiola for Agape.

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Bulthaup's B2 Concept kitchen cabinet was recessed into a stone recess designed as an old barn door. The island is like a workshop table with Gaggenau cooking plate and stainless steel sink. Magis bar chairs, wooden board from Es Cucons shop in Santa Gertrudis and Philogene tea towels.

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For this hyper-active Liégeoise, entrepreneur, the somewhat crazy project of a restoration is only an additional challenge. The idea at the beginning was to make it, besides its holiday home, a place of meetings and seminars, a training center ideally exotic. The whole family took to the game, starting with his brother Francis, settled in Ibiza for fifteen years, passionate about design and local architecture to the point of having devoted a memoir. No way for him to restore the farm without reproducing identically some elements that seem essential. With the complicity of the architect Amelia Molina and entrepreneur Bernard Wybo, Can Bassó is reborn from its past in authentic finca more often, but also resolutely contemporary when the ruin was such that it allowed a more radical reconstruction.

In the old sheepfold, a room perpetuates the rusticity with skins of goats which, in the evening, come hang like curtain on pegs in sabine.

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The living room communicates with the Bulthaup kitchen.

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In a back-and-forth passionate of ideas and convictions, the walls of the corrals are reassembled as before with stones sometimes laid on the cob, sometimes roughly limed. Inside, the space is sculpted by skylights with grazing lighting along the walls and, like any finca, the house is ventilated by a play of small openings. Outside, the low walls, the terraces and the steps of the fields are reinvented patiently and lovingly with blocks of limestone chosen one by one in the hills. What else to say about the ceilings redone in the rules of art with sabines, an insulation in grass dried posidonia posed under olive trees and the remarkable work of Pipo the bricklayer who rebuilt the bread oven or crosses fenestrons. Francis Dimmers draws with rigor the perspectives, opts for a soil of sea-rock, sand and lime, just polite, Romain Cupper, the eldest son of Anne, draws the pool cemented in gray balsa way (irrigation basin), the metal bar of the living room or the shelves in concrete of the bathrooms.

Hadrian, the other son, also puts his hand to the pulp to scratch the floors with heart and Guillaume, the son of Francis, draws the garden with a string equally meticulous. The project becomes a family affair! After three years of work, Can Bassó is ready to give happiness. She has also managed to reconcile peasant truth and minimalism today, the finca being more respectful and more current than ever! Because it was not for Anne to deny her contemporary inclinations. The contrast between the choice of a Bulthaup style kitchen, Agape washbasins, Zanotta furniture or Flos lighting with the traditional home is a perfect success.

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The invited friends let themselves be seduced by the serenity of the place and the homemade jams of the morning to the point that Anne wonders if one day she would not open her house to a few vacation rentals ... With its six rooms divided between the old finca and the new part, to dwell on it, is delightful. It is in any case an exemplary lesson of restoration where to watch every detail turns in the course of style which will not escape you ...

Planted in the open ground Ibicenca, a finca reborn in its true architecture just sublimated by a contemporary gesture. In the rigor of the lines and the attention to detail, the simplicity of the terroir plays without false note on creative contrasts.

Albert Font

Albert Font

A small room ideally designed, a bed attached to a dressing room, a mixture of steel and pino tea, a beautiful movement of stones and an Agape sink to position in the perspective, lit by a globe Jasper Morrison of Flos.

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Agape washbasin, Luceplan wall sconces and Moooi chair.

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Inside, Fractal tables by Porro, Chair One chairs by Konstantin Grcic for Magis and Flos lamps.

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The back of the finca has retained its austerity, its flat roof rounded at the corners and its lime coating.

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Outside, tables and chairs in wood and Sluiz grape basket. Ancient lime jars.The sabine is the king wood in the peasant life ibicenca. Under the porch and in its adjoining room, it is omnipresent, beams in bread oven remade by Pipo, the multidisciplinary craftsman. All the other doors are in pino tea, restored by the cabinetmaker Thierry Billaud.

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