For Sale: Mallorca's Hidden Estate
OFFERED BY: SOTHEBY’S
PRICE: Upon Request
SIZE: 10,763 ft2
BATHROOMS: 10 Full
LAND: 247 Acres
S'Estaca Estate is a hidden gem located on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The property consists of 7 units which includes 5 apartments, a loft, and 2 private cottages for a total accommodation of 20 people including children and staff. The property is located on the outskirts of Valldemossa, a beautiful village in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. It has 247 acres (100 hectares) with direct access to the sea through a small village at the bottom of the property. Amenities include media room/home theatre, outdoor kitchen, staff quarters, wine cellar, library, heated outdoor pool, and a games room.
Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria
In 1867, when he was 20 years old, Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, a Habsburg, arrived in Mallorca for the first time. He fell in love with the deep blue mediterranean sea and clear skies. The island became his home for most of his life. From 1872 to 1901 he began to buy up land between Valldemossa and Deya until he had expanded his estate to include the 16 km long coastline between the two villages. Ludwig would explore on his yacht the Nixie I and later Nixie II as he was know for his love of nature and animals.
He became a great advocate of conservation and would write many books on the area including a book on insects and later a nine volume work on the Balearic Islands titled Die Balearen which took 22 years to write.
In 1989, actor and producer Michael Douglas and his ex-wife Diandra purchased the property for $3.5 million spent an additional $7 million on restoration and renovations. It would become his spiritual home where it is said he would spend as much as 6 months a year. Michael also became involved with the locals opening Costa Nord, a cultural center and restaurant which has since been closed.
They planted vineyards from which a local wine was made, and a vegetable patch which includes squash, tomatoes, almond and olive trees.
The island is truly breathtaking with amazing beaches and aweinspiring views of mountains and sea. The S'Estaca estate is a truly unique opportunity, see the listing here.