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Renovated off-grid cottage keeps centuries-old beams and stone walls


The milky white facade of this house on the Spanish island of Ibiza belies a more colorful, textured interior, as well as a long history. Built as a stable two centuries ago, the 484-square-foot structure had deteriorated tremendously over the years before Dutch practice Standard Studio and local firm Ibiza Interiors teamed up to revamp the place into a showroom and guesthouse.

Preserving what could be preserved—notably the original stone walls and "sabina" beams— the designers then added in a modern steel and marble kitchen, works by local artists, and various furnishings from dutch shop Modern Vintage. And with solar panels and water now sourced from a private well, the cottage can operate fully off the grid as well. Take a look around, below.