In an era defined so strongly by modern white ‘cubist’ villas characterised by right-angled geometry and expansive glass surfaces, it can be truly refreshing to visit the more welcoming charm of an established, lived-in home. Contemporary properties may photograph more evocatively than more traditional ones, but they somehow lack the soul and positive energy of a villa that basks in warmth and has created its own private oasis or idyll.
This Marbella villa is such a home; situated on a quiet street in a prime section of Sierra Blanca, it enjoys wonderfully panoramic views across Marbella and the Mediterranean from within a personal oasis of greenery, privacy and wellbeing.
Contemporary comforts in an Andalusian environment
If you’re not into steel and glass, and prefer the ambience of a home that exudes warmth and offers a myriad of cool, private spots in which to relax, socialise and enjoy fantastic views from, then this magnificent home will impress as a sophisticated, comfortable villa just made for family life and stylish entertaining.
The ambience and elegance of a home is very important, especially in a villa, and it is this sense of refined wellbeing that captures your attention the minute you walk through the gate and enter the property, which combines classic Andalusian-Mediterranean country home details with very up to date comfort.
The rich greenery of the mature garden and courtyard area envelops you as you enter the property, which features a double carport, double garage and also a second double carport linked to the service entrance. The sophistication of the architectural design and layout is evident not just in its aesthetics, but also in how everything flows beautifully and works so well from a practical point of view, with the laundry easily accessed with shopping and discreetly flowing on to the simply delightful kitchen, which is also connected to the main entrance hall and the formal dining room.
It is representative of a home that balances style, comfort and practicality with easy flair and panache. Step through the main entrance and it’s the elegant detail, fine quality materials and the spacious flow of the rooms that catches your eye. The lounge is a study in homely designer style, exuding a welcoming feel that continues as you enter the covered terrace, with its dining and lounging areas endowed with wonderful sea views. This area itself links with an intimate lawn and flows down amid floral beauty to a stunning private pool area in classic villa style, which is flanked by lawns, landscaped gardens, a delightful shaded alcove for relaxing, a toilet and dressing room, and a large swimming pool made for endless summers.
The property features an independent guesthouse that can also be used as an office, while a separate wing linked to the main home contains three delightful, spacious bedroom suites each with lots of personal stylistic details and character. All around, in every space from hallways and bedrooms to bathrooms, the kitchen and lounge, you look out onto a very private oasis of greenery. The third suite in the private wing contains a bedroom on the upper level and a lounge area on the lower floor, which opens up onto a rose garden.
The top floor is given over to a master suite that in terms of space and opulence feels more like a private apartment complete with dressing areas, lounge, bathroom and of course a bedroom and beautiful sea views.
The six-bedroom villa boasts under floor heating and a spa with heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and gymnasium, as well as ample storage and a games room where the kids can do their own thing – as ever surrounded by space and greenery. For more information or to arrange a personal viewing, contact Diana Morales Properties/Knight Frank.