Es Racó d'Artà is a Mallorcan holiday home, which has been beautifully restored by two friends. They did this with the greatest respect for the architectural and natural heritage of the island. They were inspired by Balearic architecture, combined with a rustic and minimalist style.
Es Racó is a rural hotel located on the outskirts of Artà, Mallorca. The old 'finca' dates back to the 13th century and has been passed down from family to family through the ages. When tourism began to flourish on the island in the sixties, many old fincas were abandoned for new tourist projects. This was also the case with Es Racó.
Antoni Esteva and Jaume Danus wanted to bring the finca back to its origins, restore it completely and bring it back to life. The holiday accommodation is thus a reflection of the real Mallorca.
The interior combines a rustic and minimalist style.
The finca was designed by Antoni, a renowned architect, and built by his long-term partner Jaume. The delicately restored house houses 8 suites, and in addition there are 2 larger 'casas' and 21 newly built 'casitas', which are spread over the large grounds. Together, the duo managed to make Es Racó an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Everything was designed with the greatest respect for the architectural and natural heritage of the island and its culture. Sustainability was also an important theme throughout the project. For example, energy is generated by solar panels or the geothermal system and all materials used are completely natural and recycled.
The main building, with old marés stone and heavy wooden doors, is characteristic of Balearic architecture, complemented by luxurious minimalism. The interior, on the other hand, combines a rustic and minimalist style, making it a model of serenity. Softly textured stone walls, original wooden beams, soothing colours and wood and textile works created by local craftsmen result in a calming atmosphere. Spherical ceramic lamps with dozens of holes in them bathe the rooms in cosy light and contribute to the meditative atmosphere. Art also has an important place in Es Racó, including large wooden sculptures by artist Hiroshi Kitamura.
The design of the meditation room and spa drew inspiration from Moroccan desert architecture and other Moorish-era buildings found on the island of Mallorca. Thus, these spaces are the ideal environment in which to find complete relaxation. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Jean Marie del Moral