A truly unique and spectacular 6 bedroom home in Sotogrande Costa
The word unique is used far too frequently when describing a property however its use here is fully justified.
This unique home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Sotogrande Costa area.
Approached via a sweeping driveway this modern property holds surprises around every corner.
The accommodation briefly comprises of 6 double bedrooms (4 of which have balconies), 6 bathrooms (plus a guest cloakroom), staff quarters, drawing room, dining room, library, kitchen and laundry. There is an internal lift linking the ground and first floors.
The house was completed in 2006 and was designed by the prominent Iranian Architect Kamran Diba. Kamran Diba is world renowned as the designer of Jondishapur University in Ahvaz, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran.
Mr Diba has described this property as follows:
A private house in Andalucia, Spain; a modern villa with flavors of vernacular Mediterranean architecture. There is a playful relationship between the interior and surrounding garden. The intrusion of tall brick walls gives an ancient or historical dimension. Gently curved walls convey a sense of softness and gentle movement.
The entrance to the house is through a beautifully designed open porch of roman style brick walls (made in Seville), white columns and marble water features. Natural lighting plays a huge part throughout this property and is particularly notable in the entrance where the architecture is used to cast shadows and silhouettes.
Entering the house through the bespoke designed wooden door leads to the entrance hallway. This hallway is flooded with light and gives an immediate impression of openness and space.
Leading off the hallway is a guest cloakroom with a window overlooking the outside marble water feature.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. A very spacious double aspect room with fitted wardrobes and an inset glass display cabinet. The bathroom is entered through sliding doors and has a WC, bidet, bath with shower, window and is tiled in cream marble.
Across the hall with recessed wall lighting is:
Bedroom 1/Master Bedroom
A stunning triple aspect room that is bathed in light. This room has the addition of a dressing room entered through sliding doors with wall to wall shelving and hanging space.
En suite bathroom of huge dimensions with two wash basins, bath, separate shower, WC and heated towel rail. Picture windows with views to the gardens.
From the Master Bedroom, sliding glass doors lead to the swimming pool area. This space is completely private and enclosed. The salt water pool of approximately 4m x 16m is heated using a Swiss system. The inviting pool has an electric retractable automatic cover.
The pool area is surrounded by a sun terrace with terracotta floor tiles. A small door leads to the main lawn.
There are double gates leading out to the entrance drive and a second set leading to the garden, an ideal guest entrance for summer parties.
Beyond the sun terrace is an entrance to the double garage block/pool house/staff quarters:
Kitchen fitted with sink, fridge, electric hob, work surfaces and shelving.
Fully heated double garage/studio.
Returning to the interior of the house. The entrance hall has access to the lift and a storage room.
Two full height double sliding glass doors flood the hall with natural light and lead out to one of the outside seating areas.
The fully fitted kitchen has cream wall and floor units. A centre island with stainless steel sink and blue sparkle granite worktops. There is an additional double sink, electric hob, two Siemens ovens and an American Siemens double fridge/freezer. A convenient larder for storing food and wine is situated in the entrance to the kitchen. A door from the kitchen leads to the garden.
Adjoining the kitchen is the laundry room with ample workspace, shelving and Siemens washing machine and tumble dryer. Doors lead to the outside laundry drying terrace. A cupboard houses the hot water cylinders.
Door leading to:
Bedroom 6/Maids Room a light and airy room with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom.
Dining Room with built in cupboards and shelving and recessed lighting. Doors lead to an outside dining area and also to the Library.
Library - A comfortable room with open fireplace, fitted book shelves and recessed lighting. Two sets of double sliding doors lead out to the garden and terraces.
Leading off the main hallway is a second hall entered through a roman style brick wall. This hall has a spectacular full height wall with recessed, individually lit display coves making a truly stunning feature.
Double sliding door (bespoke designed and crafted in grooved wood) give access to the magnificent drawing room. This bright and tranquil room has a fireplace with wood burner that can also be used as an open fire.
Five sets of double sliding glass doors on three walls flood the room with natural light and draw the eye to the spectacular garden. (There is another door linking the drawing room and dining room).
The Garden The garden is well established and carefully landscaped with steps and lawned areas on different levels. The borders are well stocked with mature plants and shrubs. There are numerous Palms, Jacaranda, Mimosa and unusual flowering trees as well as fruit trees of Lemon and Pomegranate.
The real star of the garden is the ancient cork tree of majestic proportions.
The rear of the house is surrounded by various dining and sitting areas and a pond stocked with mature Koi Carp is yet another very special feature.
The first floor of the property consists of:
Bedroom 3/Studio This room was originally designed as a studio and is equipped with special lighting and blackout curtains. Currently used as a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in shower.
A door leads out to the balcony above the open entrance porch. From here some of the best views from the property can be enjoyed (a panorama including both sea and mountain views). The balcony links with bedroom 5.
Bedroom 5 A beautiful double aspect room with views over the garden. The dressing room is separated from the bedroom by an ornately carved Indian screen. The dressing room has wall to wall fitted wardrobes.
The en suite bathroom has two wash basins, a bath, separate shower, WC and heated towel rail and has views over the garden and pond.
Bedroom 4 A double bedroom with sitting area. A door leads to a large balcony/sun terrace and a store room which could easily be converted into an office or further bedroom.
The en suite bathroom has two wash basins, WC, bidet and a bath with shower.
The property has two separate heating systems, air conditioning, underfloor heating in the two main bathrooms and radiators as well as a backup heating system.
Electrically operated lockdown security grills are fitted throughout the property.
The current owner is selling the property fully furnished and fully equipped.
- Minutes from Beach
- Minutes from Beach
- Minutes from Shops
- Garden view
- Close to Golf
- Close to port
- Close to schools
- Close to sea / beach
- Close to shops
- Close to town
- Air Conditioning