Now that summer is coming I am sure we would all want to have a house like that of Norma Duval and Matthias Kühn in Tagomago, a small island northeast of Ibiza, owned by the Kühn family. As a curiosity, the name of the island dates back to the time of the Carthaginian Hannibal, whose brother, Magón Barca, refers to the name, since Tagomago means "The Rock of Magician".
Returning to the matter that concerns us, and as you can see in the images, it is about a beautiful mansion located in the middle of the desert landscape of the island. The style is a mixture of the typical architecture of the area, where stone and whitewashed walls predominate, and straight lines and simple volumes of a more contemporary style.
If from the air it already looks pretty, it is closer, especially at night and from the huge pool that chairs the garden, which must be a magnificent source of freshness on the hottest days of the Ibiza summer.
The lighting, located on the floor, enhances the shapes of the facade with white lights, while red luminaires placed on the edges of the pool create a beautiful red plane in which the facade is reflected.
But well, we've looked enough outward, it's time to open the front door and start gossiping inside.
Although obviously, you do not enter the house by the kitchen, I have thought to start there because it is one of the spaces that has surprised me the most. Because I expected large halls and luxury bathrooms, as it was and you will check, but I could not imagine such a professional kitchen.
In the center of the kitchen, as a large island, we find a stainless steel work area that many chefs would like for themselves. A huge extractor hood and endless gas stoves make this kitchen a place to prepare great meals even for many guests.
When we got to dinning room We understand a little better why this wonderful kitchen. An extraordinary dining table presides over the space, with room to seat up to fourteen guests comfortably around its large white board; a flat tense whose escape directs our gaze to the beautiful views of the background.
The white sideboard on the right also seems to defy the laws of physics, reinforcing the marked perspective of the room. And if the space was too small, two large mirrors visually duplicate the already large dining room.
It is not far behind the huge hall, which opens completely, turning it into the extension of the terrace, and vice versa. As you can see by the folded glass windows next to the left wall, the space can be closed with a large window in case the weather does not accompany.
The decoration of the space is very minimalist: two large red sofas, which seem to be able to adapt to different configurations, are the most striking of the room. They are accompanied by a large white box and some details of dried flowers, as well as a large carpet (as you see, everything here is large).
On the terrace, some hammocks, beds and wooden coffee tables with white mattresses and cushions of intense colors - such as red or orange - as well as fabrics to protect from the sun when we don't feel like enjoying its rays.
We now turn to bedroom, where the protagonist is none other than the landscape, which offers wonderful views from the bed, well framed by the openings in the wall, where no window is seen, so I deduce that they are folded just like in the living room .
Again, the decoration does not attract too much attention: white and warm fabrics, with some wooden details and some red dot. Nothing that can distract our gaze from the silhouette of the island of Ibiza that is outlined on the horizon.
To finish we visit bathroom, perhaps the only stay that has disappointed me a bit of the house. I expected it brighter - I love the bathrooms full of light - but it is a space where gray tones predominate and natural light shines because of its absence, because the only openings to the outside are small windows on the bathtub.
It's a little sad to say goodbye with a but the beautiful house of Norma Duval and Matthias Kühn in Tagomago, so I am going to leave you with another image of the terrace, the place where one would want to spend the whole summer lying on the sunbed, instead of being here, passing heat in my office.
By the way, if you are interested, it is rented for events, advertising and film shoots. No wonder, it is a movie house.