Ibiza is famous for its ‘dual-personality’. As Europe’s party island, it draws nightlife pilgrims from across the world to its clubs every summer. But travel 10 minutes and it’s a different world, home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and pristine beaches.

It’s to this side of island life that this 150 sq m villa belongs.

The property – located on the west coast, a stone’s throw from the sea – was built 150 years ago and lay abandoned for 40 years before rug designer Nani Marquina and her interior photographer partner Albert Font bought it. ‘You can image how it looked like without a ceiling, the walls crumbling and no electrical wiring,’ says Font.

Over five years, they repaired the villa’s decaying bones, restoring its wooden sabina beamed ceilings, plastering walls and laying polished concrete floors.

View from Ibiza Villa
Photography: Albert Font

 

‘We wanted to respect the building and the land, the simplicity of the place, so we kept all the aspects the house had 150 years ago,’ adds Font. ‘The rooms were kept the same and the house was decorated in a simple and discreet manner with simple wooden furniture, kilims and individual pieces we collected throughout our travels.’

Marquina’s own rugs can be found in the home, alongside handwoven Tunisian pieces and furniture by host of contemporary design guns.

The property has three en-suite double bedrooms as well as a kitchen and dining room, and a big outside sun terrace with pool.

Accommodating up to six guests, it’s available to rent for €4,000 per month via Welcome Beyond.

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