Villa in BenahavisSet within the prestigious Marbella Club Golf Resort (the Golf Course and Equestarian centre for the 5 star Marbella Club and Puento Romano Hotels), this unique 5 year old Villa subtly blends moorish charm with modern and contemporary living accomodation over 3 floors.
Designed and built by the current owner to exact specifications, no expense has been spared to the attention to detail portrayed in this exquisite family home.
Offering breathtaking 360 degree views from the Benahavis foothills to Gibraltar and Africa, the manicured fairways, greens and lakes of this prestigious Golf Course and the Moorish fort (that inspired the design of the house) in the mountain backdrop, this property will offer the discerning owner the utmost privacy within a gated, 24 hour, secured community, but at the same time allowing easy access to the coast, via the Benahavis road and west to Estepona, via the Cancelada road.
With just over 5000 square metres of gardens laid to lawns, shrubs and its own orchard walk, there is also direct buggy access to the Golf Course.
This property has a unique feeling of space and tranquility on all floors served by marble staircases and lift access with a central atrium giving natural light from a sliding glass roof, whilst at the same time allowing cooling air to flow through over the inside/outside pool in the summer months. The house is fully air conditioned, with each room having underfloor heating, all controlled locally and centrally from a smart computerised system.
Built in its commanding elevated position above the 18th tee, it looks down the last fairway to the clubhouse lake. Many agree this is the best plot of all.
After entering Casa Morisca via an imposing sliding gate, the sweeping driveway takes you directly to the house where there is garage parking for 3 cars and further outside parking for 6 cars.
Upon entering the property at ground level, this comprises of a bespoke fitted kitchen dining room which extends through door access to an outside covered terrace complete with Barbeque which has cleverly been installed under a flued chimney to give alfresco dining. A snug to the side of the kitchen diner allows for an informal TV room or childrens play room. A separate WC and wash room compliments this area.
The formal dining area allows seating for up to 20 people retaining the moorish feel with direct access through floor to ceiling sliding steel doors accessing a large terrace giving unrestricted West facing views of Gibraltar and Africa.
The large vaulted sitting room complete with working fireplace again has floor to ceiling sliding doors giving again direct access to the terrace. To the side of the living room is a study. Throughout, the floors are made of Indian Marble that have been scored.
On the first floor with either staircase or lift access there are 5 huge double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. each bedroom has a large terrace giving unrestricted views.
From the first floor either by staircase or lift there is the roof terrace giving covered and uncovered areas complete with a kitchenette and dining area. From here, again there are 360 degree unrestricted views. To maintain the Moorish feel, a copper roof of striking appearance was installed.
The lower ground floor is currently used by the owners as 2 completely separate appartments with a fully fitted kitchen, ideal for staff quarters or guests. An independent entrance ensures privacy. A games room and cinema room are also housed here and natural light is plentiful.
The property boasts an indoor/outdoor heated infinity pool surrounded by Travertine non slip Marble allowing all year round swimming along with a changing room. Solar panels glide effortlessly away at the touch of a swittch and low level flood lighting portrays an elegance to this area.
• 8 Bedrooms • 11 Bathrooms • 175m2
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