Who actually lives in Ibiza? Let us introduce you to life beyond Amnesia
We’ve been there, sipped one or two cocktails (!) and danced our little socks off. With the tan fading and the thought of winter upon us we have started to think about a life permanently on the island. Intrigued? We were.
Usually memories of Ibiza can be blurry at most – cutting edge architecture and real estate are rarely uppermost in the island’s biography. Luckily we stumbled across a book that has given us backstage VIP access to the real in-crowd whom you won’t find on the beach.
Written by Chloe Grimshaw with photography by Ingrid Rasmussen (perhaps they need an assistant?), this must-see coffee table book features thirty homes on the famed island which led us to discover interior décor not out of place in Manhattan. We fell in love with estates that compete with The Hamptons and an address book that we’d absolutely must have for the summer.
Ibiza Style took a year to compile, find the most glamorous fincas in town and more importantly to, “Find life beyond, Amnesia, Pacha and Manumission” – we had no idea.
From traditional Fincas to ultra modern mansions - we want them all. If we had to choose though, we are opting for Dutch architect Jan Wichers' pad. Luckily the author, Chloe Grimshaw gives us the low down on his house without us having to peep over the hedge…
“Wichers has been fascinated by Ibiza since the 1970s, and has returned to the island many times. Although he bought a plot of land on the east coast for 22,000 euros in 1970, it was only thirty years later that he was able to build a house on the site."
No comment. We love a happy ending really.Ibiza Style is out now. Get it before Pete Tong does.
I want to live in Ibiza but will have to buy the book instead – www.merrellpublishers.com
Source: Ibiza Style
Photo Credit: Ingrid Rasmussen