The interiors feature a mix of custom-designed furniture, curated designer furniture and well-sought-out antiquities.
Mallorca-based husband-wife duo Durietz Design & Development have earned a reputation in the Spanish residential design scene, transforming historic houses into one-of-a-kind, fully furnished homes intended for sale. “We find the gems, convert them into spectacular homes furnished to the last detail, and then sell them,” their design statement reads. Continuing down this somewhat unconventional yet favourably niche path, the couple have recently completed a for-sale project in Sóller, Mallorca.
Situated within a 123-year-old townhouse near Soller’s main square, ‘Santa Teresa 34’ is steeped in the history and traditions of the small coastal town. The house was originally commissioned by a wealthy businessman from Puerto Rico, who incorporated a number of elegant design details that Durietz Design & Development were very careful not to erase, including a chiselled stone facade and spectacular spiral staircase, among other distinctive features.
The tinted-oak kitchen and bathroom cabinets were custom-designed by Durietz Design & Development in collaboration with local kitchen maker Cocinart.
All the tables in the house were custom designed by Durietz Design & Development and made locally on the island. Pictured are a set of Carl Hansen & Søn chairs.
The home consists of a main house and a separate guest house, with a lush garden and spacious pool area between them. The generous floorplan – the main house comprises 550 square metres while the guest house comprises 50 – allowed Durietz Design & Development to easily accommodate a total of six bedrooms, each featuring a double bed and private ensuite.
The pieces within the home are the result of many months spent searching, curating, customising and refining. “Santa Teresa 34 is a project born out of love with an extraordinary amount of time devoted to respectful restoration, custom-designed furniture, curated designer furniture and well-sought-out antiquities,” co-Christoffer Du Rietz says. While working closely with local artisans to craft bespoke pieces for the project, the couple also acquired design pieces from renowned brands like Carl Hansen & Søn and Moroso. As a result of this considered and balanced approach, the home exudes an exceedingly calm energy, ready to embrace whoever comes along.