The dream home was designed by Valencian architect Luis de Garrido, who is famous for building homes that “excite and make their occupants happy”. He has had some pretty famous clients, too, including supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose “Eye of Horus” eco-home is included in the above video. The video is in Spanish, but shows clearly the design of both Messi’s house and those of other famous clientele.
According to Infobae (Spanish language) when it came to designing a home for the world’s best footballer, de Garrido came up with an idea which was “intrinsically related” to who Messi is and what he represents. There was no way around it, the house had to be football-shaped.
Messi is delighted with the result and can’t wait to move into the home, located in Barcelona’s upmarket Pedralbes neighborhood, as soon as it is complete.
De Garrido only accepts projects where very strict ecological, environmental and health criteria are always respected – sustainable and very beautiful architecture in Spain.