An impressive, ultra-luxurious villa situated less than 50 metres from the beach, surrounded by tropical trees and is a tall, lean example of Andalucia’s new wave of minimalist modern architecture. Located halfway along the Golden Mile, you’ll find Puente Romano, a veritable enclave of Michelin-star restaurants, golf courses and botanical gardens. It’s a five-star resort, and just a couple of minutes away from both Marbella and Puerto Banus.
Starting with the living rooms, you’d certainly spend far too much time in all three of them if it wasn’t paradise outside. Sumptuous sofas, plush velvet footstools and shaggy rugs create a wonderfully homely feel. Light floods in through floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing the glorious outside in. Indeed, the open-plan living room on the first floor leads onto an expansive south-facing terrace that runs down two sides of the house. Here you’ll find a heated pool next to a refreshing plunge pool, sun loungers and a barbecue. The space has been carefully designed with alfresco festivities in mind, and offers views over the Mediterranean and La Concha mountain.
Upstairs on the second floor you’ll find the master bedroom with an enormous walk-in wardrobe (another two guest rooms can be found on the ground floor), perhaps the most serene space in the house, and there’s some serious competition. On a clear day you can see Morocco from the room’s private terrace. Award-winning interior designer Andrea Böck of Ambience Home Design has worked her magic throughout, so expect to find solid marble dining tables, hand-painted murals, and a baby grand piano cleverly separating living areas. Elsewhere, a slick Bulthaup kitchen with integrated appliances and stylish breakfast bar is the ideal spot to start your day.
Privacy, security and discretion are the keywords in this exclusive area, where gorgeous villas with private access to the beach lie ensconced within the opulence of subtropical grounds. Having the Puente Romano and Marbella Club as your neighbours merely adds to the allure of the address, as well as putting fine restaurants, racket clubs and beach clubs on your doorstep. The other amenities of the Golden Mile are similarly close by, with the shops, nightlife and professional services of Marbella a minutes’ drive away, and the nearest golf course – Dama de Noche – within little more than a five-minute reach. This, and the fact that you can have your yacht ‘parked’ within sight of your home help to make this one of those dream locations that so appeal to the residential A-list.