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Morocco express the couple’s passion for distant cultures and lands,
telling the story of a few of their favorite places.
When they bought the ancient property a few years ago, it was
a typical Balearic farmhouse with main house, detached barn and
stables. With help from a friend and local architect, the structures
were converted using local materials of cement, wood and stone.
The barn was transformed into a lofty living space with smooth,
concrete stairs leading to a second-storey bird’s nest master suite
with a private terrace. The kitchen and dining corner are a modern
take on the traditional farmhouse kitchen, with open fi replace,
while the stables were converted into children’s and guest bedrooms
with ensuite bathrooms. Facing onto a courtyard, each bedroom
has a stone fireplace, polished cement flooring and a rustic palette of
stone, driftwood, natural linen and textured rugs. In the middle of
the converted stables is the central outdoor courtyard strewn
ABOVE and OPPOSITE Polished cement sinks
with inlaid pebble detail and driftwood mirrors in the
bathroom. RIGHT A terrace decorated for relax ation .
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