London-based designer John Pawson CBE is renowned for expertly crafting pared back spaces that instantly make you feel serene. And where better to bliss out on that soothing sensibility than in the Balearic islands, where he has recently designed two villas for Sabina Ibiza.
Located on Ibiza’s west coast, the villas – Can Adelfa and Can Almendro – are idyllic examples of John’s hallmark style. The elegant architecture and friendly approach to minimalism make for a beautifully simplistic Mediterranean haven, while John’s consideration to the furnishings and colourr scheme help to maintain a homely, family-friendly feel.
Can Almendro is an impressive seven-bedroom villa set across 19,245 sq ft and surrounded by an acre of natural shrubland. The picturesque minimalist home has a 80 foot swimming pool with panoramic views of the sea, as well as a cinema room, wine cellar, and TV room.
Many of these architectural designs were practical as well as aesthetic, due to Sabina Ibiza’s environmental ethos. ‘Sustainability is really important to the client and they wanted the architecture to be as green as possible,’ says John. ‘The use of glass is restricted and the walls are extra thick to insulate against the heat or the cold, ensuring the temperature inside stays pretty stable.’