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Palacio Bardaji - Voted the best property in Spain

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According to The International Property Awards 2014-15, the ‘Best Property Single Unit’ Spain is Palacio Bardaji. This beautifully-restored 18th Century palace in Ibiza’s Old Town scooped the highest five-star award at last week’s London ceremony. When the current owners took on Palacio Bardaji back in 2006, the 1742-built home had taken on a rather unique use as a workshop for a 74-year-year-old-man to fix up radios and televisions. He had divided the near 1,000m² of floorspace into a series of small rooms, none of which he actually lived in, and it didn’t look like a palace at all – he effectively had a 9.5 million euro workshop. The floorplan had to be completely reworked, 80% of the ceilings made again from new, and at times the building was open to the sky - all three storeys-worth. Local law prohibited construction in the high season, add to this tight working space, nowhere to site a crane, and a narrow truck having to deliver building materials and remove waste up and down the streets of Dalt Vila, and it’s possible to imagine the challenges of this massive renovation.