Stephen Nickel, of EcoDesignFinca, has built a stunning house that upon first glance will make you want to book a trip to Mallorca. This all-white, H-shaped house is a dream retreat complete with a pool and is surrounded by beautiful fields. The bonus is that the home was prefabricated, minimizing energy use and meeting passive house standards. The German designer fabricated the home and shipped it to Mallorca for assembling on site. Now, who's up for a swim in that pool?
Through his company, EcoDesignFinca, Stephen Nickel builds innovative, energy-saving and aesthetically pleasing low-energy and passive houses. This luxury retreat in Mallorca is the first of his projects to showcase their capabilities, and going on this alone, we’re sold. The home was prefabricated in Germany to ensure a high degree of tightness, weatherproofing and accuracy before being shipped to Mallorca and installed. While it certainly took energy to ship it all the way from Germany, hopefully the energy savings and the high standards of construction will overcome the transportation footprint.
Located on a 17,000 sq m (4.2 acre) parcel, the home is surrounded by beautiful fields and trees. The home is an H-shape with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with multiple outdoor living spaces. The entrance courtyard sits atop the H, and the other open space is reserved for a pool and covered seating area. Double glazed windows and doors open up to extend living spaces and facilitate natural ventilation. The home also provides for a spa with sauna, a shower and jacuzzi, an office room, a guest bathroom and a utility room. Mechanical ventilation makes the space suitable for allergy sufferers, and a heat pump and radiant floors provide energy efficient heating and cooling. Water is sourced from a private well on the property.