Exceptional luxury mansion, situated in a breath taking location at the end of a cul-de-sac on the edge of a ravine over looking the San Roque Golf Course.

The place

A plot of land of almost a hectare in size in the middle of a natural park, topographically very flat and facing the south.
A true paradise on Earth. When we are faced with such perfect nature, we cannot help but be overwhelmed and simply admire it. However, almost by itself, the project begins to take shape: it will only try to frame the land and put it in value. Unity will be the challenge.

 

A place keeps in its DNA the key that will open up the architectural project.

 

 

On the other hand is the purpose. Quoting master Álvaro Siza: “Architecture is, above all, the creation of a stage for man.” In this case, we need to develop a single-family house of about 2,500 m2 with a set of a complex functional requirements that include spa areas, wellness spaces, guest areas, gourmet room, etc.

I was always amazed by the Alhambra in Granada, with its sequence of entwined courtyards and gardens, open to the sky, filtering the beautiful light of southern Andalusia, creating thousands of forms and shadows on its walls. Light is one of the central themes of architecture. Being able to understand and dose it is the key to creating a truly magical space. It is the only material that is given to us freely and, fortunately, here in our land it is in abundance, like liquid gold. You have to know how to love it and treat it well or it will rebel against you.

 

Sotogrande is one of the most prestigious resorts in Southern Spain, located on the western side of the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande is in a prime location, only 21km to the east of the legendary rock of Gibraltar and just 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan towns of Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Aerial photo December 2013

 

Sotogrande is an exclusive residential resort famous for its superb yachting marina with over 1350 moorings, first class golf courses and international polo tournaments. Sotogrande itself boasts stunning sandy beaches, rolling hills, cork forests, lush green fairways of the various golf courses and breathtaking views to the Mediterranean and across to North Africa.

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