Design obsessionists beware – Villa Can Linea, a gorgeous property located near Formentera’s divine Cala Saona, is simply irresistible. Set on three hectares of land, discretion is assured at the ultra-contemporary property. The huge 540 square metre living spaces flow over the main house and separate guest house. There are seven double bedrooms, all with en suite and some with a free-standing bath overlooking the views. The living areas are spacious with high ceilings and an instinctive flow though the various zones via oversized pocket doors and expansive apertures.
The interior seems to have materialised from the pages of Wallpaper magazine. Textured cement walls rise from polished concrete flooring, allowing for a simplified aesthetic ripe for the influence of a new owner’s personality. At the moment, vintage pieces sidle up amiably to modern furnishings, smoothly crossing eras and melding into a coherent design framework. Leave it as is if you love it, or go ahead and play to tailor it to your tastes.Bedrooms are voluminous with views stretching out over the lush bushland towards the sea. Light-filled and connected to terraces via sliding doors, the bedrooms induce the deepest sense of tranquillity and rest. A state-of-the-art kitchen, kitted out in sleek stainless steel, is equipped with every gourmet’s dream. Living spaces promote gatherings as well as corners for private contemplation. Sun traps abound from the vast terrace overlooking the pool, perfect for alfresco dining, to various patios from the bedrooms and the guest house.
Practicalities are copious and efficient, with plenty of parking making entertaining easy. There are also self-sufficient staff quarters, underfloor heating for the winter and air conditioning for the summer – not that you’ll need it with the clever open plan design that allows for cool breezes to infiltrate the spaces. Access to its own well means water is never a problem and the mature Mediterranean gardens are well adapted to the climate, shaping a year-round natural retreat.
The 7 x 20-metre swimming pool lies flush with the patio floor and is tucked into the landscape like a natural waterhole. Surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas, the view from here is nothing short of spectacular. Es Vedra and Ibiza shine in the distance as the enormous blues of the sky soar overhead and the sea glitters below. Stairs lead up to an immense roof terrace begging for an outdoor cinema, cocktail party or private yoga class. From here, the view takes things up several notches with 360 degrees of sheer beauty.
Plenty of room for entertaining means guests can be made welcome but if you’re more into a gentle retreat of your own, then the space allows for it. While away your days in contemplation of the surrounding natural wonder and enjoy the nightly spectacle of the sunset.
Whether you see it as your main residence or a holiday home, Villa Can Linea delivers a lifestyle unlike any other. This corner of Formentera is renowned for the photogenic lighthouse at Cap de Barberia as well as a certain level of luxurious exclusivity without being snobbish. Here, at Villa Can Linea, Formentera reveals her beautiful secrets of days spent lazing by the pool, swimming in the sea and connecting with friends and family. Make this your stylish base to come home to after a day of enjoying the island.
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