With the purchase of your own dream property in the North of Majorca, you are beginning an exciting and inspiring project, which you will love to plan in detail. When buying in Mallorca take into account the architecture and build materials of your chosen property, the functionality, aesthetics and tradition are all factors that are important when choosing your new home.
Learn a little about Majorcan architecture in this Engel & Völkers Mallorca North blog. Whether renovating or building, be it in a traditional or a modern style, Majorcan construction techniques rely on natural stone in its many forms as an environmentally friendly building material. It is what makes Majorcan properties typical and is a highly recommendable and aesthetic material for a beautiful home in the north of Mallorca.
To give you a better idea of the sort of properties that are built with natural stone in the north of this wonderful Balearic Island, we have chosen two very special properties for sale from our diverse portfolio.
Traditional Majorcan architecture uses different materials such as calcite, granite, sandstone and clay. These materials can be found in different regions of Mallorca. Calcite is found mainly in the Tramuntana mountain range and is also the main rock in Mallorca and therefore forms a large part of the architecture of emblematic villages such as Valldemosa and Fornalutx.
Sandstone is mainly present in coastal areas and in the Levante and Migjorn areas. The natural stone is traditionally used in the form of blocks; however, nowadays the conversion of sandstone into cement has become more common. Occasionally you can still find buildings such as the town hall in Artà and the old railway station in Son Servera, which were built in the traditional style. This natural Mallorcan stone is characterised by a shade that varies between white and cappuccino brown. Stone as a raw building material guarantees a perfect indoor climate, as it keeps the rooms particularly cool in summer and stores heat in winter. Engel & Völkers therefore recommends the purchase of a property in the north of Mallorca that has been built using natural stone.
The versatility of Majorcan architecture is demonstrated in these two properties, which we would like to present to you in detail. Both properties are characterised by their natural stone appearance, which is so typical to the island. The natural façades of the two properties are complimented by idyllic surroundings into which they are perfectly integrated.
Be inspired by this property for sale in the countryside just outside of the beautiful village of Búger, which is located just 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca and the airport. The house combines an impeccable build quality, modern comforts and absolute tradition, the result is a highly elegant country home. With its spacious outdoor area including a large pool, the property is built to be enjoyed and offers buyers the chance of slow living in a luxury environment. The four bedrooms and the living room are beautifully presented and are welcoming, highly comfortable spaces promising a first class quality of life.
The real estate agency Engel & Völkers Mallorca North also recommends this natural stone property near Pollensa, with an ancient natural stone façade and a long history. The property is a former Moorish mill still featuring the original water wall, which has been dramatically integrated into the main house. A nearby guest house is also clad with natural stone and offers visitors a beautiful retreat with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and a living/dining room. The main house has a living area of around 320m2 with lots of nooks and crannies and a huge personality. It is welcoming, cosy and absolutely unique, accommodation includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen and living room. Other features include a paradise swimming pool, sauna, and an exotic ornamental garden plus the orange and lemon groves on the ancient terraces, that fill the air with their scent in the spring.
As you can see, a property built with natural stone not only looks spectacular but also offers functional advantages. Contact the agents of Engel & Völkers Mallorca North if you want to buy a special natural stone property in the north of Mallorca. Our competent real estate team will assist you from the very first contact to well after the purchase! Book your viewing.