The Finca Es Bec d’Aguila is a magical place that sits atop a beautiful hillside in Menorca. An imposing owner’s mansion crowns the landscape.
Architect: Atelier du Pont Location: Camino de Es Bec, 7730 Alaior (Menorca – Balearic Islands) Surface: 1,250 sq.m. Project team: Clémence Giai (Interior deisgner project manager) - Ana Bollain (Studies) Local architect: ARU Photography: Karel Balas
From the architect: From here, visitors can look out near and far over the agricultural fields surrounding the property, some of which yield the hotel’s vegetables, eggs, and honey. Somewhere between a hotel and a home, Es Bec d’Aguila combines the conviviality of a vacation house with the services of an upscale hotel.
It provides spaces where people can relax and soak in the calm by themselves, or gather with friends and family around the pool, a delicious meal, a yoga session, or even a pottery course. The environments are soft, luminous, elegant, and authentic; this was accomplished in part through the use of local materials and know-how: dry stone walls, marès stone, white and colored lime, built-in furniture, terracotta, hidráulicos. The mixing of period furniture from England, France, Denmark and Spain create an eclectic space that nevertheless remains rich in its Menorcan influences.