Palo Borracho: A most charming family home

Pia Arrieta DM Properties
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`Palo Borracho' is a stylish family home created with comfort in mind and surrounded by a wonderful mature garden. Located with great privacy in a tranquil residential area with quick, easy access to all services and amenities in San Pedro, Puerto Banus and Marbella.

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a stylish family home with flowers that bloom in a lush, mature garden, this property is for you. The delightful five-bedroom, five-bathroom property is laid out mainly on one level and has been fully refurbished and decorated with contemporary, chic elegance. Its tranquil location in a quiet cul-de-sac belies the easy proximity of family-friendly San Pedro Alcantára, fashionable Puerto Banús and Marbella.

The house is named after the impressive, mature tree that welcomes you to the home: 'Palo Borracho', or Ceiba Speciosa, known in the US as the floss silk tree and in some South-American countries as the "sheltering tree", belonging to the same family as the baobab and the kapok.

This is an exquisitely designed property that manages to be both chic and stylish, that can be cool and airy in summer and bright and cosy in winter, with its four fireplaces. The interior spaces, decorated throughout in subtle shades of beige, sand, mint and duck-egg blue, are a favourite of design magazines – the house has been featured twice in leading décor publication El Mueble - yet is also created with home comfort in mind.

Palo Borracho: A most charming family home

The property is entered through an antique wooden door into an airy vestibule which leads off to the spacious living room, welcoming you in with a grand French fireplace. The large, bright space is laid out to encourage cosy family gatherings, while offering wonderful garden views from the floor-to-ceiling patio windows lining either side of the room.

A guest toilet is to the left, while the TV room that is perfect for movie nights is to be found next door. The TV room and living room both open to a covered, shady terrace, should the summer days or balmy Mediterranean nights prove too appealing to remain indoors. A corridor leads to the bedroom wing and kitchen. The stunning designer kitchen features oak floors with a generous kitchen island offering plenty of room for the preparation of family dinners or entertaining friends by the fireplace. The kitchen is flooded with light from the two skylights above and opens up onto the colonial-style gazebo that is perfect for alfresco dining.

There are three bedrooms and bathrooms to this floor, including the spacious master suite boasting an original-style fireplace, dressing area and a small office with picturesque views to the garden.

The kitchen leads to the lower garden level and two further ensuite bedrooms, one of which has a central feature fireplace, with covered terraces that open directly onto a covered veranda with relaxing garden views.

The plot of almost 1,500m2 features mature planting, with a large heated swimming pool with saline chlorination. The garden is perfect to be enjoyed all year round, any time of the day, and it is an ideal and safe open space for all family members. For the golf lovers, there’s a net cage to get in plenty of practice before hitting the greens.

The basement area has a separate entrance and bathroom and has great potential to be converted into a gym and fitness area, home cinema or guest or staff quarters. Further, there is a carport with space for two cars, and a video entry and security alarm system.

The house is set in a tranquil, consolidated residential area known as Fuente del Espanto, within the municipality of Benahavis bordering Marbella, approximately 3kms from the beach and 2kms from the centre of the town of San Pedro with wide range of professional and commercial services. International schools, shops, restaurants, golf courses and amenities are all within minutes’ drive, so is Puerto Banus (6 kms) and Marbella (11 kms).

Pia Arrieta, 23 Mar 2023 - Property

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