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Can Lis

Can Lis is the Majorcan home of Danish architect Jørn Utzon (who designed a little something called the Sydney Opera House, amongst other things). it was built in 1972 using traditional Majorcan building methods & local materials, and was designed to embrace the day-to-day life of his family. recently renovated and restored, it now serves as a refuge for working architects & artists. so if you’re keen to take some creative time out on the Balearic Islands you might consider applying for  one of their residency programmes.

one thing i love about architecturally designed houses from that era was how often things were permanently built in – you’ll notice the sandstone benches and table in the outdoor entertainment area, as well as the sandstone shelving. not to mention that half-moon “couch” in the living room. no more agonising about what sofa you’re going to get, huh?


















photographs by Torben Eskerod

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12 Comments

  • Reply @miss_moss Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Can Lis: the Majorcan home of Danish architect Jørn Utzon http://t.co/gxKqxrhhr3 (designed a little something called the Sydney Opera House)

  • Reply STEL STYLE Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    beautiful house, this place is amazing

  • Reply Joy Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    absolutely amazing and beautiful place. so glad you introduced it to me!

  • Reply Kari Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    love all of those cut-outs in the walls, especially that crescent moon – really beautiful home

  • Reply Reptilia Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This is awsome!! LOVE

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    xx

  • Reply maggie Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my gosh. Why isn’t this my house? Why why why. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply @TheLacquerie Thursday 23 May, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Check out this castle-like Majorcan home: http://t.co/jJjwtgnr7E

  • Reply owls house london. Thursday 23 May, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    the built-ins are fabulous (and a nice way of keeping control over the decor ;)) and the crescent moon is such a lovely detail . i know Utzon’s work, but hadn’t seen this before. Wonderful!

  • Reply Den Friday 24 May, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    he was amazing!

    • Reply Miss Moss Friday 24 May, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      knew you would like this ;)

  • Reply Lucinda Thursday 30 May, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I feel ashamed I don’t know much about Jørn Utzon’s other works despite hailing from the city with that Opera House. The play of space and light is wonderful. And yes, I dream of semi-circular lounges.

  • Reply Creative Home Co. Thursday 13 June, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The mixture of classic stonework and paired with the minimalist but modern furniture certainly adds a unique feeling to the property and its design!

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