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sneak peek: la finca

by Grace Bonney

whenever i see an email in my inbox from someone at uxus design, i get excited. we’ve run their gorgeous design work before (an incredible dutch canal house and their super-cool mcvillage) and today i’m thrilled to add a new piece of uxus design: la finca.

la finca is a private home in mallorca spain that, quite frankly, looks like it could use a design blogger to keep it company this summer. this beautiful home is set on a 13th century spanish farm and just oozes the sort of cool european minimalism i could never pull off at my own home. my favorite details are the faux painted headboards and wooden frames that lend beds and cabinets a sort of modern drama. while i pack my suitcase and plan a way to get into this home, i’ll let the rest of the photos do the talking. i’ve chosen my 10 favorite shots above and below the jump, but you can click here for the full set of full-sized images on flickr. thanks to george at uxus for sharing these gorgeous shots!

CLICK HERE for the rest of the la finca sneak peek (including all 10 images on one page) after the jump!


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  • This is gorgeous! The view from the pool is stunning, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of those bathtubs turned up in my dreams somewhere. The only question I have is what is the grey blobby thing next to the bed?

  • Oh, my gosh… This just takes my breath away. I love these homes that are low on color without completely resorting to the starkness of all white just just black and white. This home is austere but filled with so many amazing textures, swoon…

  • Hmm, may have to try that out in the place I’m moving into. Bed’s coming free and I can’t afford to replace it currently.

  • is the gray ‘blobbly thing’ part of the house? is the home built in to the hillside and that is exposed natural rock? whatever it is, it’s genius!

  • Thank you all VERY much for the kind comments about our work, our team really appreciates the feedback!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
    For those of you wondering what the gray blob is in the corner of the bedroom, yes it is a boulder!! The guest house is built on the side of a mountain!!

  • o yeah i don’t think the ‘blobby thing’ is build in. It’s a piece of rock that probably was already there and they build the home ‘around’ it. In Spain some people still live in cave-like houses, real houses build inside a mountain for keeping cool in the hot summermonths. This house could be build partly inside the ground for that reason.

  • Wow! This is just perfect! Especially the guest house…. Oh, the bathroom, the bedroom, oh yes, this is a dream comes true this house! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • There is so much beauty in the simplicity here. Less is more for sure. The lack of color is so chic and elegant and yet also so serene and homey. LOVE!

  • My son lived in Mallorca last year and we never had a chance to visit him. I would love to see this house in person. The painted headboards are an awesome idea to recommend to my clients!

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