High-end Classic Houses – High-end homes are on the market, and many of these classic properties can be found in Europe, if you have about $1.57 million to spend. A stone house in a Majorca wine-making village. The asking price covers all the furnishings.
This 200-year-old two-story town house, once a wine cellar, is in Binissalem, a mountain village famous for its wine-making. In 2005 it underwent a gut renovation. “It was like a ruin before,” said Christina Deutsch, managing partner of Engel & Volkers Mallorca, the real estate company selling the property. “There is new plumbing, electricity, heating, everything.”
Both levels of the 2,368-square-foot house have under-floor heating, antique marble tiles, air-conditioning, and ceilings with the original exposed pine beams. The high-end renovation incorporated many of the original architectural details, like the distinctive stone arches that span the ground floor. The walls are a mix of original exposed stone and smooth plaster.
The open living room on the ground floor has a working fireplace and multiple windows framed in Iroko, a West African hardwood. The dining room is long and narrow; both spaces open onto a stone passageway leading to the 2,906-square-foot stone terrace and garden area, planted with fig and olive trees. The kitchen has a Cornue oven, a Miele dishwasher, and white wood cabinets topped with a black granite counter.
The second floor has four bedrooms; the master has an attached bath, a walk-in closet and views of the trees and terrace. The smallest bedroom currently functions as an intimate living area; it has a closet and a small balcony with an external staircase to the ground level. The second bath on this floor has Duravit fixtures and ceramic tiles.
The house is situated on a tranquil pedestrian street near the town plaza, which is lined with cafes, bakeries, shops and a church, and which is also the site of a farmers’ market on weekends.
The village is nestled in the valley of the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in June.
The Mediterranean coast and the international Palma de Mallorca Airport are both about 25 minutes away by car, making this house prime real estate with a classic touch.