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Intriguing cave house with captivating Mediterranean Sea views

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This spectacular home composed of indigenous materials by local artisans is owned by renowned events producer, art director and designer Alexandre de Betak—Bureau Betak. “For 10 years I was dreaming about it, for five years I was looking for a spot for it, for two years working on it, for another two years building it, and finally here it is,” said Betak in an interview with T Magazine regarding his new ‘Cave House’. The dwelling is located in a small coastal village in the Tramuntana region of Majorca, Spain’s largest Balearic Island in the Mediterranean Sea. His home has very much been inspired by 70’s organic architecture, since he grew up in that era.

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The exterior facade is clad with stone, serving as the perfect introduction to this durable material, which makes several unexpected appearances throughout the interior as well. In the living room, the small-scale pebble-inlaid flooring creates a subtle yet visually striking focal point. The natural step-stone paves its way into the bedroom—both stunning and memorable. The character of this cave house also shines through in the natural, exposed wood beams across the ceilings and the irregular edges and rough aesthetic of the plaster walls.

Above: The kitchen features a large center island and a farm table that can accommodate up to 14 guests. This space opens onto a cozy seating area, pictured below.

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What We Love: This unique cave house features organic architecture and mesmerizing views of the Mediterranean Sea from almost every room. From the curvaceous white plaster walls and quirky design features, there is plenty to admire throughout. This home seems to be in perfect harmony with its surrounding environment, nestled between mountain and sea. The outdoor beauty and ruggedness that surrounds this home seems to compliment what is found on the interior.

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Above: Every detail in this home was designed by the homeowner, who modeled this kitchen shelving as a nod to the late artist Donald Judd.

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Above: This terra cotta R2-D2 ashtray is one of the many unique features that can be found throughout this cave dwelling.

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Above: The neon sculpture above the staircase was specially commissioned for the space. It features bright Chinese characters that was inspired by massage parlors. The sign reads: “Stone house by the sea.”

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Additional highlights in this home includes alcoves and niches that appear as though they were shipped away right into the ‘cave’. The children’s bedrooms are another unique feature in this cool dwelling. They have been integrated into their own structure, each a separate mini-cave in the main enclosure.

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Above: This hallway has a cave-like aesthetic, with a view to the master bedroom.

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Above: One of the home’s many guest bedrooms.

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Above: This rock sconce can be found in one of the guest bathrooms.

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Above: In the living room, a heap of pillows covered in vintage military linen is perfect for movie night… or perhaps for a nap.

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Photos: Jason Schmidt / T Magazine

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It is very comforting, liberating and refreshing to see a new house without many straight lines! Well done.

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