Villa Cespedes is a stunning and sophisticated villa, that has been constructed and furnished to the highest possible standards. This multiple award winning villa sits proudly on over an acre of its own grounds and has a high degree of privacy, set amidst the splendour of the uber luxurious gated community of La Zagaleta with its private golf courses and equestrian centre. This exquisite villa offers guests a peaceful and private vacation, but is only a 15 minute drive from Marbella and Puerto Banus.
Villa Cespedes has been crafted to engage with the rolling mountain scenery. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the verdant landscape bringing light and space to all three floors of the interior, most notably in the double height entrance and living areas. Glass has also been used to enclose the various balconies and terraces so as not to compromise the stunning vistas. A pitched roof of curved Arabic roof tiles tempers these contemporary lines.
To the interior, the villa offers an astonishing 1,300m2 plus of living accommodation. Aside from six en-suite bedrooms, the property is offered with a hand-made kitchen complete with all the very best appliances, adjacent breakfast and laundry rooms, various reception rooms from a sun-filled lounge to a relaxed family room, a formal dining room, ample study and a dream of a basement. This lower floor is also bathed in natural light and host to a heated swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and steam room, changing facilities and a games room with home cinema.
The main living area is impossibly large in proportion with seven metre high ceilings and full-height glass, framing the panoramic countryside vistas with a touch of verdant golf – the main living space in the villa was an interior design challenge. The owners wanted cosy family television viewing space, more elegant entertaining lounging and a place for lavish dining. The result is three distinct zones all offset against a back wall made entirely of dark ceramic copper effect tiles to best showcase the furniture. The first zone has dove-grey corner arrangement sofas to view a gargantuan flat screen television, accented by custom-made red pony-hair cushions and plenty of the oriental theme glossy artwork. A curvy angular stainless steel lamp provides the lighting.
Of a size which dwarfs most entire apartments, the master suite occupies one half of the top floor and was briefed to be a haven of relaxation and seclusion.. A private terrace floods this space with sunlight. Acres of dark wood wardrobes give way to a full dressing room with sweeps of drawer, shelf and hanging space. The bathroom is a delight with angled stone trough-style sinks, a decadent chaise longue sidled against a black slate tile wall, an oval free-standing stone bath with a television as well as the best views in the house across La Zagaleta’s country estate.
An elegant, spacious leisure zone with a 14 metre pool surrounded by cream marble and a skirt of dark iroko wood decking. Black marble lines the pool, highlighted by gleaming underwater spotlights, whilst a high pressure hydromassage jet tumbles into the deep end. A lounging bronze Hindu statue surveys from the far end and eight neat polished plaster columns bring structure and symmetry to the space. The high-tech gymnasium is surrounded by Iroko wood panelling and the obligatory floor-to-ceiling mirrors as well as flat screen televisions set on matt stainless steel poles.
Outside, the architect has paid homage to southern Spain’s aptness for outdoor living by creating extensive partially covered and open terraces, sweeping lawned areas, an over- sized infinity swimming pool flanked by wooden sundecks and densely planted flowerbeds. Views across La Zagaleta’s newly inaugurated second 18-hole golf course, Los Barrancos, complete this exquisite residence.
Villa Cespedes is a truly stunning luxury villa set in one of Spain’s most prestigious locations.