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With spring break just around the corner, we’ve been dreaming of our ideal getaway. This contemporary villa in Spain tops the list. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you booked a one-way ticket—and never looked back.

Situated near the shops, marina, and restaurants in Mallorca’s tony Puerto Portals, this architect-designed home offers two floors of spacious living areas. The ground floor includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a studio/library. The first floor features a Bulthaup kitchen and generous indoor-outdoor living spaces with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Details and finishes were all thoughtfully sourced, from Italian lighting to a Jacuzzi with a self-cleaning, saltwater electrolysis system.

Costa D’En Blanes is listed by Maria Vega and is on the market for $4,736,771.

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Using trap doors, hidden compartments, and secret passages, Spanish architecture firm Elii managed to transform this attic loft into a functional, yet playful, apartment for their client Dido Fogué.

Fogué, who describes herself as a heavy metal fan with a soft spot for Hello Kitty, challenged Elii principles (including Eva Gil Lopesino, Carlos Palacios, and Uriel Fogué Herreros) to design her 620 square foot space around the theory that life is a performance and the apartment is the stage.

“Every house, in a way is a theater, where you perform your everyday life,” said Herreros. “In this case, the apartment was designed for somebody who was starting a new life and in this domestic stage, she will be able to test and try this new leaf.”

$75,000 later, Fogué’s home includes an open floor plan filled with clever space-saving contraptions to meet the diverse demands of her daily life. Check out some of the camouflaged additions below, including a table and benches that drop down from the ceiling, a secret dressing table built into the bathroom floor, hidden storage compartments, and lightweight partitions that can be easily repositioned to create a separate dining room or extra bedroom for guests.

This article can be found in its original form on Wired

Photos: Elii