Son Vida's New Villa Chameleon

High above the Bay of Palma in the hills of Son Vida, stands a new mountain side sculpture, The Villa Chameleon. The extraordinary villa has been polished up after five years of construction, a project spearheaded by German real estate developers Engel & Völkers. Risen on one of the most beautiful plots of Mallorca, the villa sits sublimely enthroned on a hill with breathtaking views over the harbor of the metropolis and the Mediterranean sea.

The impressive 15,000 square foot estate comprises a three storied main house with 10 bedrooms, a wine cellar, library, heated stone flooring throughout, a panorama lift as well as a second building with a spa area which includes fitness rooms and 3 heated swimming pools – one of them indoor, and a separate guest house on two floors accompanied with its own driveway.

The property lives through the fascinating interaction of extraordinary illumination effects. Over half of the facade is made of finest crystal on which a free programmable LED technique performs constantly changing light marvels. The whole estate is equipped with LED lighting technology.

Almost every room as well as Chameleon’s surroundings can be transformed with any light or color mood imaginable. White was chosen as a dominant color throughout the villa to act as a canvas for the home's spectacular illumination capabilities. Thus turning Chameleon into a giant light sculpture at night.

The home features two private driveways, but who needs them when your terrace is equipped with a helipad?

In terms of ecology, the chameleon has a pioneering role: the climate control of the villa is based on geothermal technology for which 22 deep wells have been performed. In addition, nearly 50 m2 of solar panels are used for gaining energy.

The outdoor pool with its breathtaking view of Palma can be converted into a terrace by the touch of a button: For this, the pool’s floor, weighing approx. 250 tons, is raised by means of two powerful hydraulic cylinders, thus creating additional terrace space.

A wonderful Mediterranean garden surrounds the house and creates the perfect frame for the extraordinary architecture. After five years of construction, an estate has been created that is in many respects exceptional and sets new standards: its exposed location, its timeless and transparent architecture blending into nature and its state-of-the-art technical realization with a number of groundbreaking highlights.

Photography by Benjamin Antony Monn Photography