The modern cave home by Alexandre de Betak

Alexandre de Betak is a 42 year old renowned events producer, art director and designer whose work includes fashion shows and extravaganzas for clients from Dior to Rodarte to Tiffany. He can do a lot of things but designing and building a home was not on the list until recently. He had a dream from many years and he wanted to build his dream home. Until that happened he had to spend five years looking for the perfect spot, another two years working on the design and then the last two building it. After dreaming for 10 years at this home it was finally ready.

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

His new home is located in a small coastal village in the Tramuntana region of Majorca. The design is inspired by the 70’s architecture since Alexandre de Betak grew up with it. However, there are some distinguishable features that you couldn’t find in any period.

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

He designed his new home as modern cave. This means that the walls and ceiling are uneven and the interior design is not uniform or clearly defined as it happens in traditional houses. In some rooms the floor is covered with soft pebbles and most furniture pieces are made from natural wood and they have an original design.

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

Modern cave by Alexandre de BetakView in gallery

For example, take a look at those shelves carved from a tree stump. There are also stools shaped like tree stump and there’s a area where the floor is elevated and it seems like a rock formation grew there. This would not be a very friendly house for a kid. Nevertheless, it’s a unique home and it was designed and built by the owner which is a big plus.{found on nytimes}