For Sale 3.450.000€ - Villa
Contemporary country elegance in El Madroñal
People who are drawn to El Madroñal tend to enjoy space, privacy and views, but also have a strong sense of style and décor. As a result this is an area characterised by sophisticated tastes and aesthetic refinement in which the space and bearing of a traditional Spanish country home is matched with modern luxuries and international standards of comfort with a touch of Provençal elegance.
This understated elegance reflects good taste and individuality in properties that offer a wide range of architectural and decorative interpretations that can vary from truly rustic and classical to contemporary and even avant-garde. Among the finest examples of a property that is both thoroughly contemporary yet also exudes the refinement of a country home is this stylish villa nestled among pine trees and enjoying open views across El Madroñal to the Marbella coastline and the Mediterranean Sea beyond.
The vista also takes in the forested mountains of the interior, Marbella’s very own La Concha Mountain and a sloping cascade of greenery that starts on your doorstep and flows down towards the beach. All of this can be seen from a single vantage point – and there are many vantage points in a home that offers an ongoing variation of perspectives of garden, nature and the views beyond.
El Madroñal’s status as an exclusive hill club community means it beautifully blends Riviera sophistication with refined country living surrounded by open nature yet within a few minutes from the shops, schools, restaurants, beach clubs, golf courses and spa wellness centres of Marbella. To many, it is an ideal way to enjoy life in one of Europe’s most privileged spots – and this villa forms a perfect home base in which to do just that.
Country living on the edge of the Mediterranean
Located upon the private, leafy roads used solely by residents of El Madroñal, the property occupies a gentle slope that looks out without itself being overlooked. Solid gates open to reveal a large, almost level forecourt that leads to a double garage and provides ample open-air parking space. Beyond the solid front door an elegant entrance beckons, flanked by a beautifully styled cloakroom and stairs leading to the first floor.
Tastefully furnished and immaculately kept, this is a home that simply leaps off the pages of a design magazine, offering a glimpse of Provence-inspired elegance combined with one of the most sought-after lifestyles in Europe. Suitably inviting, the kitchen again reflects the kind of tasteful country ambience that is at the same time fully up to date not just in terms of its professional appliances, but also in look and concept. Spacious and refined, it also features an adjoining breakfast or family room and links both to a terrace and the stylish formal dining room.
The latter draws one into a cosy little reading room that is simply a delight for spending quiet, relaxing moments. It too connects with a terrace that leads on to a large covered area with a fireplace just made for daytime relaxing and night time entertaining. From here French doors open on to a grand elegant living room with stately fireplace and panoramic views. Another set of French windows open up to an interior terrace overlooking a placid sunny courtyard in the time-honoured Mediterranean style.
The ideal place to spend lazy summer days amid softly murmuring water features, it is also the owner’s favourite spot for al fresco dinners. Fountains and ponds lead one to discover a garden that envelopes the house, rising to overlook the property and following the curve that flanks the home down to a large, panoramic pool deck with idyllic sitting corners and a tasteful sea green swimming pool.
Here, the canopy of trees and bright hues of flowers add lustre to the views across the valley. Follow footpaths amid pine trees down to the terraced grounds on the lower side and you find yourself amid fruit trees and Mediterranean flora. The lower level of the house, which connects directly with the pool deck, houses a lovely independent bedroom suite with an opulent black marble bathroom and a study that can also be converted into a kitchen.
From here steps lead up to the ground floor, where a further two guest bedrooms share a pretty bathroom and another guest suite looks out over a beautifully verdant and restful part of the garden. Walk back towards the main living area and you pass a stylishly appointed family room that overlooks the interior courtyard. A top floor completes the villa, which is heated with oil and features air conditioning throughout. Given over entirely to private quarters, it comprises two bedrooms sharing a pretty marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a magnificent main bedroom suite that is the piece de resistance of a truly remarkable home.
Large and private, it offers a welcoming lounge/study area that flows on to an enviable bedroom complete with magnificent fireplace. Naturally, in a property of this quality, there is a very private terrace with beautiful views, different perspectives of which can be admired from an opulent bathroom and a large walk-in dressing room. Offering space and options without ever seeming large and cavernous, this is a comfortable, homely and stylish home that epitomises contemporary country living in which such features as wooden floors and beams, impressive mantelpieces and sunny courtyards provide the ideal setting for enjoying the Marbella way of life in style.
- Setting: Close To Golf
- Orientation: South East
- Condition: Excellent
- Pool: Private
- Climate Control: Air Conditioning
- Views: Sea
- Features: Fitted Wardrobes
- Kitchen: Fully Fitted
- Garden: Private
- Parking: Garage
- Category: Golf
- Terrace size: 195
- Plot size: 6950
- Property ID: R2156684
- Status: Off Market
- Last updated: 2016-06-28 11:05:58