The before and after of a house

Using only four ingredients, there are chefs who have the talent to prepare a haute cuisine dish which leaves us speechless. In the same way, Pimms Chetwynd Talbot, commercial manager of Bonnin Sanso and her partner Iago, are capable of converting a old property into a fantastic home. They say that to radically improve the appearance of any house, you only need the four elements of good light, the colour white, plants and the blue of the sea. Last year they tackled two projects in Punta Prima, in Sant Lluis, where the before and after effects, are simply spectacular. Today we are going to view one of them.

Antes y después Bonnin - The before and after of a house

The challenge was to transform a house of 150 meters built in 1970 and divided into two floors but very well located facing the sea. Initially, the colour white was used to flood doors and rooms to gain light. “We also knew that the kitchen had to be moved to the ground floor and not be on the first floor, where the best views should belong to the master bedroom,” explains Pimms Chetwynd. “Outside, the aim was to create three spaces and so we commissioned a pool, we added a lawn and we used marés stone to replace the existing paving that surrounded the house,” she adds. “We also thought that we should change the windows to glass doors to flood the house with light,” she says.

AntesydespuesBonnininteior 1 - The before and after of a house

To give more comfort and quality, plaster moldings were added to the walls, corridors were removed to give more space and the rooms were styled with antique furniture that Pimms had restored. The plants, one of her great hobbies, added the touch of colour that the house needed to make it more warm, as well as a bamboo ceiling on the terrace painted white that gave it a chic touch. Today it has become a charming home to live all year in Menorca.

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