Sotogrande is home to many impressive homes, but The Seven is a truly exclusive collection of outstanding villas in La Reserva de Sotogrande that takes luxury and design to a new level.
La Reserva is a luxurious country club environment within the gently undulating residential zones of Sotogrande. Known for its villas overlooking the green contours of the La Reserva Golf Club all the way along to the Mediterranean Sea and nearby Gibraltar, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet no more than a few minutes away from the marina, beach clubs, international school and other amenities of Sotogrande. Here, within a short distance of a new lagoon and waterside country club, a very special new development of seven exquisite villas is redefining sustainable modern architecture and luxury living as we know it.
Designed by seven leading international architects, these homes are not just luxurious, modern, spacious and exclusive, with a long list of the finest and latest comforts and amenities, but also created within a concept of sustainable development in which cutting edge styling merges with the natural environment surrounding it. In fact, The Seven represent the pinnacle of refinement and privilege set within their own parkland, where lush gardens are enveloped by a paradisiacal landscaped scene that blends into the rolling hills of La Reserva. The landscape designed by Jean Mus is therefore every bit as important of the architecture of the villas themselves, for it sets the tone for a lifestyle of rare beauty.
The multiple award-winning Jean Mus is one of the most talented landscape architects in the world, a master in marrying modernity and tradition whilst drawing inspiration from the local setting and creating an authentically idealised version of the natural environment. The park surrounding The Seven villas will therefore be a stylised representation of the true nature of this beautiful region, which features mountain ranges, forested valleys and national parks at a short distance from Sotogrande.
Located within this fragrant environment are seven unique villas, each featuring leading edge technology and design to produce superlative homes that set a new level for exclusivity in the region. Though large and luxurious, these homes will have their volumes absorbed by a horizontal design that sees them flowing along the natural gradient of the gentle rise they are built along – and into. This not only guarantees optimal visual integration into nature, but also near-perfect energy efficiency and climate control, as well as ensuring panoramic golf, country and sea views.
Flowing open-plan spaces will connect one to the other to create spacious yet intimate living areas that connect with views and merge with spectacular outdoor lifestyle terraces, pools and entertainment areas. The exterior lines will feature a mesmerising geometry that is avant-garde yet melds with nature, providing a serenity and elegance seldom seen within large, luxurious villas.
One of the most established and experienced architecture studios in Spain, ARK is known for creating remarkable villas that carefully consider every element – landscaping, views, connectivity and energy flow between rooms – for optimum quality of life. Its architects are also driven by a belief that the surrounding landscape should acquire the same importance as the house itself.
Article by HOLMES Sotogrande