END OF THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CONCLUSION

By Alia Babapulle   As always, I wish you all the very best for 2021; it surely cannot be as maddening and confusing as 2020. Please remember your plants could take a battering with the weather in the winter months, so try to protect them if needed. Pruning back, always above a node, has to…

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CREATING EXCEPTIONAL LIFESTYLE SPACES

OTERO DESIGN Interview with director Jorge Gil     Tell us a little about yourself… Born and raised in northern Spain, I studied design at the University of Navarra, and after graduating worked at several top studios in Spain. I have always focused on the renovation of luxury villas and the re-design of commercial spaces.…

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LA RESERVA CLUB SOTOGRANDE

TAKING A PEEK Inside El Mirador   El Mirador is a gated community of six exquisite modern villas, perched above La Reserva Club in Sotogrande. As the name suggests, these properties are built to capitalise on the phenomenal views across the estate and golf course and out to the Mediterranean Sea, with floor-toceiling windows, tiered…

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MULTIPLE SUCCESS FOR IDOM

AT WORLD DESIGN AWARDS   Bilbao-based IDOM was the main winner at this year’s World Design Awards. An association of independent professionals working in the fields of consulting, engineering and architecture, the company picked up four awards, for its San Mames Stadium project (first prize in the sports & recreation category), Lima Convention Centre (cultural),…

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN CONSTRUCTION

WHY SOLID PARTNERSHIPS CREATE THE BEST HOMES Article supplied by Atlas Group   When building a dream property, it is vital that you have the right team in place to complete the project on time, within budget and to the best finish. However, many underestimate the importance of using a building company able to recommend…

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ELEVATING THE USER EXPERIENCE WITH LUTRON PALLADIOM

  Palladiom wallstations from Lutron provide a state-of-the-art combination of elegant design and intuitive operation. The wallstations allow you to control your lights, shades/drapes and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning from just the one convenient location – ensuring an optimal user experience complemented by sleek keypad and thermostat aesthetics. The buttons and faceplates are flush to…

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REVAMPED DIGITAL STREAMING CLASSIC …with a Touch of Majik

    A potent combination of network music player, pre-amp and power amp in a single box enclosure, the next-generation Majik DSM has been designed to cater for both first-time hi-fi buyers seeking authentic simplicity and existing customers wanting to enhance their high-end hi-fi options in more rooms. It is, in short, the ideal entertainment…

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HOW THE QUARANTINE HAS AFFECTED OUR SEARCH FOR A LUXURY HOME

Article supplied by Atlas Group Despite global health concerns and the seemingly endless weeks when most of Europe was quarantined, interest in luxury properties has continued to grow, fuelled perhaps by daydreaming of a home in the sun surrounded by beauty and comfort. While Spain is weathering the changing restrictions, the desire for a second…

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HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTRE Signature Landmark of 21st Century Baku

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid left a remarkable legacy of pacesetting design masterpieces around the world when she sadly passed away in 2016 aged just 65. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), and also the first female recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal, she was made a…

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HOME OFFICE WORKS… But Nothing Replaces Human

Interview with Jana Novakova Interior Design Director of AALTO Exclusive Design How have you been coping with COVID-19 and the confinement? Confinement has been a very busy two-month period, with home office work. We attended our clients through Zoom, Skype, phone or email to provide design services. Although nothing replaces human contact and selecting materials…

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How the Quarantine has Affected INTERIOR DESIGN – Interview with Creative Director Olivia O

How are you helping clients make their homes more comfortable and functional following the official quarantine period? More than ever, people are looking into investing in their residences. The post-COVID client will be more attuned to flaws in their homes after taking a closer look at them while staying at home. Lately, we have received…

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RESIDENCIAS LUJOSAS VITALUX, S.L. FUTURISTIC LUXURY Frontline Beach Living and Modern Architecture at its Best

For those seeking a tranquil and ultra-select lifestyle by the sea, this sleek and contemporary residence brings together all the key ingredients for the ultimate in exclusivity. Located just a few minutes’ drive from the renowned Puerto Banús marina, the south-facing villa provides exceptional brightness and warmth to luxury living in a private district on… Read More

BACK TO Traditional Life

Traditional life is at the core of the philosophy behind Village Verde, the new development by Sotogrande S.A. It is located in the heart of Sotogrande, just a few metres away from La Reserva Club, the “most exclusive residential and leisure club in Europe”. Environmental protection, sustainability, community and a world of comfort and services… Read More

BESPOKE VILLAS in Benahavís

LEADING COSTA DEL SOL CONSTRUCTOR PARTNERS WITH BELGIAN PROPERTY DEVELOPER Article supplied by Atlas Group Atlas Group continues to gain international contacts in the field of luxury property, with new builds in Los Flamingos. The construction company has been recruited by Belgian Caenen Group to deliver three bespoke, high-end villas in the prime area located… Read More

Spain’s Most Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Villa

Developed by Bright and designed by UDesign, Villa Alcuzcuz is the first luxury residential villa in Spain built under the demanding standards of PassiveHaus (Passive House). The project has already been recognised in the International Property Awards as “Best in Spain” and “Best in Europe” in the “Architecture Single Residence” category. Energy efficiency is part… Read More

The View Marbella

Leading the Way in Efficient Energy and Sustainable Development Wilma Sierra Blanca is well aware that – at a time when the global warming crisis is at the forefront of people’s minds and has become a global issue – it is even more important to consider the future of the planet and adapt, in any…

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Samira Marbella

Exclusive Service for Discerning Property Buyers For those interested in buying or selling a luxury, exclusive property in the areas of Sierra Blanca, Marbella, Golden Mile, Nueva Andalucía, La Zagaleta, El Madroñal or Benahavís, Samira Marbella are ready to show the finest, most exclusive listings, focusing on clients’ own particular tastes and needs. “You can…

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Gilmar Real Estate…

Finding the House of Your Dreams For 30 years, the Gilmar Real Estate company has been offering its customers on the Costa del Sol the possibility to buy, sell or rent their house in any area – whether it is on the beach, in the mountains, or next to golf courses – in areas such…

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XQUISIT HOMES LAUNCH ULTRA…

CONTEMPORARY VILLA IN THE HEART OF LA CERQUILLA Home & Lifestyle Magazine was delighted to be invited to the launch of villa Cerquilla 42. This contemporary villa is developed by leading developer Xquisit Homes, and Solvilla has been appointed as the exclusive commercialising agent. The ultra-modern home is situated in one of Marbella’s most desirable…

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A VISION OF CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITY

Living at Village Verde Village Verde is the latest development from Sotogrande SA, located next to La Reserva Club. It is an exclusive community of contemporary apartments (from €460,000), penthouses and townhouses in a tranquil parkland setting. We spoke to Sotogrande SA CEO Marc Topiol about the project to find out more… Who is behind…

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Brilliant Ideas for Better Living – The Bright Vision…

Bright is a development company that has a radically different approach. Bright creates homes that improve quality of life through pure design – community areas with a wonderful feeling of space, home offices where isolation is not a factor, kitchens that inspire a healthier lifestyle and bedroom suites designed for easy sleep. Although the overall…

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Major Keynote Presentation Planned For Marbella - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Major Keynote Presentation Planned For Marbella

Property developer Bynok is expecting more than 1,000 real estate agents, investors and other construction industry professionals to attend a special keynote presentation on 8 March in Puerto Banús, where the pacesetting company will be outlining its new market strategies, and reporting on its current and future projects. According to CEO Armando Gómez, Bynok has…

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Casares Golf - Golf and Sea In Perfect Harmony

CASARES GOLF – GOLF AND SEA IN PERFECT HARMONY

Conveniently located between Marbella and Sotogrande, this magnificent urbanisation borders the Casares Costa Golf nine-hole course and is just three minutes from the area’s stunning beaches. For many this picturesque corner of Málaga province is relatively unheralded, but in reality it is one of the finest residential areas in southern Europe, offering the full gamut…

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Dona-Amaro - Modern State-Of-The-Art Villas Surrounded By Nature

DON AMARO – MODERN STATE-OF-THE-ART VILLAS SURROUNDED BY NATURE

Otero Group has launched the Don Amaro project, comprising 42 luxury villas in an exclusive and tranquil residential area of Manilva. Don Amaro offers exquisite panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea overlooking Africa and Gibraltar, and is just a few minutes walking distance from the beach itself. Construction on the first phase is due to…

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POST-SUMMER WELCOME FOR RETURNING GOLFERS - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

POST-SUMMER WELCOME FOR RETURNING GOLFERS

WILMA SIERRA BLANCA The View Marbella and Los Naranjos Golf Club organised a tournament and 1920s-themed party to welcome Scandinavian golfers back to the Coast after the summer months spent back in their home countries. According to Simón Boxus, head of sales at The View Marbella residential development, visitors and clients from Sweden are now…

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PRESENTATION OF LUXURY OTERO PROJECT IN LA DUQUESA - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

OTERO PROJECT IN LA DUQUESA

PRESENTATION OF LUXURY OTERO PROJECT IN LA DUQUESA This autumn Otero unveiled their latest project, Don Amaro, in a stunning setting near La Duquesa marina. Presiding over the official presentation on the plot where the residential complex will be built were Manilva mayor Mario Jiménez, the head of the town hall’s urban department, Aitor Menoyo,…

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PANORAMIC LUXURY LIVING. THE VIEW - WILMA SIERRA BLANCA - Events - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

THE VIEW – WILMA SIERRA BLANCA

Wilma Sierra Blanca held a hugely successful launch party to introduce the incredible features offered by new development The View. Simon Boxus from Wilma Sierra Blanca gave an informative speech while guests, who were mainly from the real estate sector, listened on and enjoyed the luxurious residential project’s panoramic vistas. Drinks and canapés were provided…

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MAGNIFICENT FAMILY HOME IN MARBELLA - Property Showcase - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Magnificent family home in Marbella

Newly available on the market, this exceptional villa in Nueva Andalucía is within convenient reach of all top amenities and services in the renowned “Golf Valley” area – and the rest of Marbella. Situated in the tranquil Lagomar residential area, the property offers buyers a superb opportunity to secure a family home at a very…

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Metropolitan Luxury Design - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Metropolitan luxury design

For state-of-the-art costa del sol urban project Interview with Eric Kuster. Palo Alto Marbella Interior Designer. Palo Alto Marbella is much more than an urbanisation. It has, according to its developers, been created to become a destination in its own right – a master plan for a cutting-edge, contemporary, cosmopolitan community of discerning residents wanting to enjoy the…

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LAUNCH OF LUXURY PROJECT’S PHASE TWO - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

PALO ALTO MARBELLA – LAUNCH OF LUXURY PROJECT’S PHASE TWO

Palo Alto, “the largest and most comprehensive luxury development in the Marbella area”, has now launched phase two. Located minutes from Marbella and La Cañada shopping centre, Palo Alto will include approximately 600 residential units, as well as a health club, equestrian centre, lagoon village, co-working community and social club. The visionary and sustainable master plan ensures that only…

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EXQUISITE MANSION - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

EXQUISITE MANSION IN STUNNING SETTING

A JEWEL EXUDING TRADITIONAL AMBIENCE AND ELEGANT FLAIR… IN BENAHAVÍS This hidden gem is tucked away within the sophisticated surroundings of a prestigious urbanisation that, on first sight, transmits a traditional Andalusian ambience dating to former times. A second viewing reveals an impressively maintained residence, designed by a renowned architect who has successfully combined well applied…

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9 Lions Residences Leading Investment Group Launches High-Luxury Development in Marbella

Part of the Lewis Trust Group (best known for owning international fashion brand River Island), UK & European Investments have now added 9 Lions Residences in Marbella to their portfolio of Spanish property developments. With this addition to other projects in Barcelona and Madrid, their investment commitments in Spain total €130 million and they are…

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Panorama Report Good News for Marbella’s Property Market

Christopher Clover, managing director of Marbella real estate agency Panorama, recently published his annual “Marbella Property Market Report”. According to Christopher, who has been analysing and writing about the Marbella property market since 1970, “The good news is that the residential property market has improved significantly in the Marbella area as well as in the entire country…

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Pristine Luxury Resort Living with an Inland Beach

La Reserva de Sotogrande Photos by: Johnny Gates Home & Lifestyle Magazine was invited by charismatic La Reserva de Sotogrande CEO Marc Topiol – a highly-driven businessman with ground-breaking ideas – to take a look around this extraordinary project that is putting Sotogrande further on the map in a jaw-dropping way. The Costa del Sol…

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Presentation of Stunning Velvet Villas on New Golden Mile

In June, Otero Group officially unveiled their exceptional new villa project in Cancelada. On a glorious spring afternoon, guests had an excellent opportunity to view the development’s superb setting and breathtaking panorama. Comprising 12 villas, the luxurious residential complex is located between Marbella and Estepona, within walking distance of Villa Padierna and just a few…

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