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front porch cala compte white angel luxury developmentThe White Angel Cala Comte. Exclusive development 2019

The White Angel Cala Comte. Exclusive development 2019

The White Angel (OD Group) is a new luxury housing development project just 1 km from the beach of Cala Conta, one of the most popular destinations in the northwest of Ibiza. OD Group, to whom this promotion belongs, is already commercializing the 15 homes that all together are considered one of the most exclusive urbanizations on the island. The construction of the complex is planned to end in the summer of 2019 and the unit prices are currently between 2,800,000 and 3,300,000 euros.

© TWA Cala Comte | OD Group

The promotion is designed by the architect Víctor Rahola, originary from Barcelona and a reference today in the architecture scene of Ibiza. Rahola has proposed the plans of the houses in an L-shape, attributing them a design with a fine balance between tradition and avant-garde, bringing benefits of Mediterranean architecture together with a contemporary minimalist approach.

The catalan architect has made every effort to meet the expectations of the luxury lifestyle and at the same time ensure the sustainability of the environment. As Rahola himself tells, a year and a half of project have been needed to combine these two concepts, opposed in many of its elements, but not incompatible. Regarding sustainability, they have always tried to incorporate bioclimatic strategies to reduce energy demand: thermal (and acoustic) insulation, natural ventilation, sliding walls, passive protection, sun protection and garden roofs.

© TWA Cala Comte | OD Group

Each of the 15 units has 352 m2 of living area, with a terrace, two swimming pools, a garden and a basement. However, the surface of the plots can vary, between 600 m2 to 1000 m2, depending on the property unit. Each house has three floors, among which are the five bedrooms (two en suite). The garden and the main pool are on the ground floor. The main bedroom in the attic, with access to a large terrace with an infinity pool, from where you can enjoy the sea views and the famous sunsets of Cala Comte.

All homes of The White Angel offer the possibility of small customizations to the taste of their owners. In the complex there are three different types, which allow you to play with the variation of your own volumes. In reality the whole complex is projected as a “mat building”, a modulated system that by means of the diagonalization aims to generate the variety, as for example some interior spaces and the gardening could be different in all the houses.

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© TWA Cala Comte | OD Group

Inside as well as outside, the finishes are made of wood and Sinai stone. The sand colored floors next to the large windows transmit warmth and brightness. One can describe the interiors as a combination of large and generous spaces with the domesticity of the small, where the use of warm colors and white predominate and the furniture and the coatings always are in harmony in one same space. The position of the walls generate shadows and, in turn, allow natural currents of air that manage to refresh the environment of the house. It is entirely an architecture that, despite being fundamentally contemporary, express the character of the Mediterranean building style, specifically what refers the culture and architecture of Ibiza.

The director of The White Angel, Jorge Juan, highlighted that the company “carries out the project from beginning to end, which allows to control the whole process and offer excellent quality”. The fact that The White Angel Cala Comte belongs to a group of hotel experts (OD Group) brings a recent trend of Lifestyle Management to this urbanization, with most kinds of premium services to expect as an added value. All the homes include an integral service, among which are the daily maintenance of the property, punctual repairs, but also transfers, babysitting service, organization of parties or restaurant reservations.

© TWA Cala Comte | OD Group

The location of the residential complex is another point in its favor: just a walk from the beach of Cala Compte, 5 minutes by car to Cala Codolar, 10 min. from Cala Bassa and the cliffs of Es Vedra and 20 min. from the airport and Ibiza Town. The natural landscape surrounding the complex is one of the most impressive on the island, with the sea always present in the background and can be enjoyed both in summer and in winter. It is ideal not only for sea and beach activities, but also a popular destination for bike rides, jogging or simply peaceful long walks.

What this promotion stands out for among others in the same environment, is the concept in which the hotel experience of OD Group is put into practice to provide added value, in the form of service and customized solutions for the new owners. In addition to this, there are of course the exclusive location, being one of the last building plots of Cala Compte area; aswell as the sophistication of the design, adapted to the location and taking advantage of the last tendencies in bioclimatic and sustainability, both tendencies in modern architecture that are based some even on the vernacular architecture of the island.

© TWA Cala Comte | OD Group

According to the project managers, during their presentation, these mentioned before were the three main pillars that distinguish The White Angel’s brand; but on top of that we could also mention the quality of the houses, which are the result and control of all the construction phases – from the architectural project to the construction, the choice of materials, equipment and the importance of the human teams that participate in it.


Currently, at Kelosa we offer all available properties for sale of The White Angel Cala Compte.

 

 

 

References:

Web oficial (2017): The White Angel Cala Compte. Ibiza: OD Group.

ACEBAL, Cristina (2017). The White Angel, la urbanización más exclusiva de Ibiza. Diario Expansión.

Social Network Official Page (2017): @thewhiteangelofficial. Facebook.

Europa Press (2017). Promoción The White Angel Cala Comte. Diario El Mundo.

Redacción (2017). The White Angel. Disfrutar de una vivienda exclusiva. Diario de Ibiza.

 

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cala vadella in winter beach ibiza in morningIbiza’s West Coast: The Fall & Rise of Cala Vadella

Ibiza’s West Coast: The Fall & Rise of Cala Vadella

Up to only 3 years ago, Cala Vadella was stuck in a crisis since the late 90s, when the entire neighborhood was dragged inexorably down to a state of lack in hotel occupancy, suspension of development works, local neglect, empty houses and an entire resort invaded by squatters. In autumn 2009, the hotel occupancy rates, turnover of restaurants and retail sales were still reporting widespread losses of ten percent. In Ibiza that means a awful unprecedented result.

Shopkeepers and neighbours explain that Cala Vedella used to be a glamorous place in the 80s and 90s, but at some point the neighborhood and the area in general had lost its luster. The results of decades of mismanagement became evident: dilapidated ruins of construction projects, standstill works indefinitely, numerous empty houses, decomposing traffic signs, salty tap water, among others. A good example was the planned mall that had to be build along the cliffs at the beach; but when more than a decade of the cliff collapsed, the construction company responsible had to shore up the cliff with hundreds of steel beams, to avoid further worsening. The result is anything but pretty, but didn’t seem to matter much.

Neighbours and people very familiar with the area tell broadly the same story. When tourism began to arrive to Ibiza, in the late 60s, Cala Vadella was a dream: a beach bar, a couple of thatched umbrellas and a handful of houses. In the 70s the first club was built and soon after came the other four holiday resorts. A decade later, German tourism agencies lined up to get a part of the vibrant clubs.

It was a simple business concept and promised good rewards. Investors built a complex and then sold the houses and apartments to private customers, who agreed to rent them to travel agencies during the summer season. In the 80s and early 90s, when business was booming, a combination of all-inclusive vacation packages and entertainment at all hours filled thousands of beds. It was the model to follow.

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Cala Vadella beach in summer. Photos: Kelosa | Ibiza Selected Properties. (CC BY 2.0)

However, at some stage this type of tourism that did flourish Cala Vedella ran out of momentum. In 2009 only two German agencies remained still operating with this concept and only in one of the clubs, as all other contracts had been dissolved. One neighbour explains that at that time the Germans controlled almost all the business of the clubs, and in 2009 their share had already fallen 70%.

It is clear that particularly businesses operating with the concept of vacation club had been the ones who suffered most, on the one hand, from the general fall of German tourism that was already happening in Ibiza since the late 90’s, on the other hand, and even more significant, under the rise of online travel agencies (OTAs) which was a heavy blow for tour operators around the world, which were the ones who supplied almost exclusively these kind of clubs with their customers.

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Cala Vadella beach in winter. Photo: Kelosa | Ibiza Selected Properties. (CC BY 2.0)

The symbol of the fall of Cala Vedella clearly represented the former Club Robinson. The place where families once spent the best weeks of the year in recliners at the poolside, in 2009 was a squalid ruin where anarchy seemed to rule: roads with slabs of asphalt that had split, without streetlights, houses undertaken by squatters, abandoned cars stripped of their wheels and other debris lodged in the gardens and patios. Its a peculiar contrast when this former resort with idyllic views to the famous Es Vedra, just ten years later was ruled by such a state of neglect. One just had to take a walk through the old Club Robinson to feel that was not without its attractions – although a few years ago these became of a rather macabre nature.

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Club Robinson in 1979 (Portcard)/ South facade in 2010 (Photo: Marco Torres)/ Sport facilities (Photo: Kelosa – CC BY 2.0)

All this seems to describe a depressed area. However, in the last three or four years a great number of developments and projects are happening on the west coast and in Cala Vadella, indicating a change of dynamics and that the worst already happened. Even the Club Robinson seems to be undergoing changes, with new owners of the investor kind that probably will actively work on improving the situation of the old complex, as the holiday rental villas surrounding the club already experience good occupancy levels.

In fact, the place still maintains a beautiful landscape: a cove with a sandy beach, surrounded by rugged coastline topography, green forests and mountains. The neighborhood of Cala Vadella has never ceased to be welcoming; a friendly village with a quiet and homely atmosphere, like a kind of secluded retreat even in Ibiza’s busy summer months. The pace is almost purely residential, but it also offers the activities that many look for on the island: beach, diving, sea side restaurants and bars on the beach. The nightlife is very limited, but many choose to live Cala Vadella because of this tranquility.

Cala Vadella – Fotos: Kelosa | Ibiza Selected Properties. (CC BY 2.0)

Currently, property prices in Cala Vadella are cheaper than average in Ibiza. Attractive prices are attracting more investors and private buyers to the area. In many of these cases the investment is dedicated to the reform of houses, which plan to sell soon after to private buyers, which are also often intended for holiday rental. This is a phenomenon that has increased throughout Ibiza in the last decade: houses built in the 70s, 80s or 90s are transformed into modern versions, where sizes and design are often modified. For these cases, a good position of the house is considered, overlooking the sea or mountains, but this in Cala Vadella is relatively easy for its rugged topography and orientation to the sea. In most cases land in this area has a good or very good position in relation to the view.

Regarding the surroundings, if you continue along the coast south from Cala Vadella, less than 2 minutes away are Cala Carbo, Cala d’Hort and present at all times, the emblematic island of Es Vedra, natural park and consolidated point of interest. This is possibly the most photographed place in Ibiza for its spectacular scenery and natural beauty.

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Cala Vadella / Cala Tarida – Photos: © Kelosa | Ibiza Selected Properties

To the other direction, on the coast road north lies the prestigious urbanization Calo d’en Real, followed by Cala Moli and a group of houses on waterfront facing the sea, both very popular residence places for their 180º seaviews and sunsets. By leaving Cala Moli, next is Cala Tarida, the largest beach of the west coast and lately one of the epicenters of quality tourism on the island. Over the last few years, Cala Tarida has been developing towards high-end tourism, led by the Insotel Group, which has launched in the last years several five star hotels and resorts (‘Sensatori‘), significantly improving the reputation of the area and turning it into a landmark destination of luxury in Ibiza. Several first class restaurants on the beach, a beach club and, for the future, a project of a new urbanization of 50 luxury homes. Cala Codolar, which is practically the next stretch of coastline, is building another resort of luxury vacation villas called ‘7 Pines‘, followed by the famous spot Cala Conta where the construction of the eco-friendly 33 villas urbanization (The Calaconta Collection) is being completed, another high-end residential development on the west coast.

Residential and tourist spots on the west coast of Ibiza, like Cala Vadella, actually never lost its charm, despite an accelerated urban development in the past. Today, with increasingly stringent regulations on building permits, landscape conservation is ensured of an area that has the potential to become again a reference in Ibiza. Although we predict that this evolution will occur at a slower pace this time, but in turn based on a growth model certainly more substantial than the last.


 

 

 

Referencias:

Ibiza-Blog.com. The Rise and Fall of Cala Vadella. [consulted 15/10/2016]

Andres Jaque Arquitectos. House In Never Never Land. [consulted 17/10/2016]

Jaime López-Chicheri. Turoperadores, OTA, Google y la desintermediación hotelera. [consultado 17/10/2016]

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villas in cala conta luxury urbanization (2)Gated Community in Cala Conta. An Eco-friendly Luxury Development

Gated Community in Cala Conta. An Eco-friendly Luxury Development

The luxury gated community Calaconta is the first residential development of its kind in Ibiza. This complex of private villas offers a number of amenities, a sophisticated security system and respects the environment. Furthermore, it is located very close to the famous beaches of Cala Conta (Cales de Comte, in ibicencan), one of the most desirable and less developed areas of Ibiza.

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© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

LOCATION:

The residential complex is located on the northwest coast of Ibiza, 500 meters from the beaches of Cala Conta, one of the most impressive stretches of Mediterranean coast. The complex consists of houses oriented to the famous Ibizan sunsets, with the islands of S’illa del Bosc and Conejera framing the picturesque scenery. Calaconta urbanization is situated 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Ibiza Town. In the nearby area there are many points of interests for visitors. The northwest coast of Ibiza has some of the best beaches, restaurants, beach clubs and hotels on the island. The nightlife of San Antonio is a 10 minutes drive and Platja d’en Bossa is 20 minutes away.

© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

ARCHITECTURE:

The villas in Cala Conta were designed by architect MAGED Barmawi and present a modern architecture of Ibizan inspiration equipped with advanced technology. These buildings aim to reveal a modern architecture that breaks the traditional boundaries of the houses and to focus attention on the nature around them. This focus is achieved through the use of noble materials such as marble, wood and iron that evoke the dominant colors of the island; on the other hand, natural stones are quarried from the sorrounding land so that walls and terrain are intentionally confused in a single indoor-outdoor space.

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© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

These buildings present a successful fusion between a fundamentally minimalist design, but inspired by the traditional architecture of Ibiza, which stands as a whole by straight lines and a mixture of cubic volumes. The result is pure and simple shapes, but thanks to more organic elements like natural stone walls, dehumanization and coldness, that sometimes stigmatizes minimalist architecture, is in part avoided.

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© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

The homes in the gated community are planned on three types or sizes:

HouseAreaBedroomsPlot
Type 1661 m²

7119 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

Type 2694 m²

7475 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

Type 3792 m²

8529 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

© The Clover

Each villa is west facing and has a private pool and large terraces, gardens, secure parking and panoramic views of the sunsets of Cala Conta. Architecture has been used to create natural air currents to reduce the need for air conditioning. Each house recycles all their water and has its own geothermal system for cooling, heating and generating hot water, with a minimum consumption of conventional energy sources.

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The buyer is also offered with the possibility of designing the interiors of the home from scratch, together with Calaconta’s department of architecture, always respecting the esterior architectural style of the complex and thus maintaining a modern version of the architectural essence of Ibiza.

© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

ECO-FRIENDLY:

Calaconta is the first development of the island with green credentials, such as been qualified eco-friendly. As mentioned above, the villas are supplied with geothermal energy for heating and cooling, efficient rain water recovery system for garden irrigation and greywater recycling through a treatment process. The promoter José Peman says that, during the construction of the complex, recycling of aggregates was performed; rocks and earth have been removed from the sorroundings, thus reducing fuel costs deriving from transport.

© The Clover / Photos: Conrad White, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnston

SECURITY:

Calaconta villas have 24-hour security every day of the year. The gated community has private paved roads, accessible only through a checkpoint with personalized access. Besides being a gated complex, it has an active and passive perimeter security system, thermal, volumetric and contact controls, all centralized in the checkpoint office of the urbanization. Thanks to these stringent security measures, Calaconta is also presented as a lucrative investment opportunity for vacational rentals.

SERVICES:

Calaconta aims to be the finest of all residential complex in Ibiza. The gated community offers a personalized 24-hour concierge service and has a Spa center with water treatments, massages, cardio zone and gym, among others. Community gardens are the result of a sustainable landscape design that has been raised with simplicity and functionality: grass, arid zone plants and aromatic succulents plants that are kept throughout the year. The administration offers the owner of each house the possibility of hiring lawn care and pool.

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© The Clover

Completion of the residential complex Calaconta is planned in the summer of 2017. So far 29 of the 32 villas have been sold, so it may be finished earlier. Currently, in Kelosa we have three properties for sale in Calaconta urbanization. For more information, click here: Luxury houses for sale in Cala Conta 

References:

BROOKER, Nathan. Upmarket homes for sale that offer the perfect weekend escape. Financial Times [online]. Agost 2013. [Retrieved 9/1/2015]

AFACAN, Dominique. Luxury Property in Ibiza. Forbes [online]. November 2014. [Retrieved 9/1/2015]

MAGALY. Calaconta by Maged Bermawi. HOMEDSGN [online]. July 2013. [Retrieved 9/2/2015]

AVAREZ, Paz. Casas de lujo… fáciles de vender, a pesar del precio. CincoDías [online]. July 2013. [Retrieved 9/2/2015]

 

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