La Zagaleta retreat
This fantastic villa was completed in 2009 and designed by renowned local architects. The bespoke property has been crafted to engage with the rolling mountain scenery. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the verdant landscape bringing light and space to all three floors of the interior, most notably in the double-height entrance and living areas. Glass has also been used to enclose the various balconies and terraces so as not to compromise the views. A pitched roof of curved Arabic roof tiles tempers these contemporary lines. Aside from six en-suite bedrooms, the property is offered with a hand-made walnut kitchen complete with the very best electric appliances adjacent breakfast and laundry room, various reception rooms from a sun-filled lounge to a relaxed family room, a formal dining room, ample study and a dream of a basement.This lower floor is also bathed in natural light and hosts a heated swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and steam room, changing facilities and a games room with home cinema. There is a further option to connect it with an additional self-contained apartment which has an independent entrance.Outside, the architect has paid homage to southern Spain's aptness for outdoor living by creating extensive partially covered and open terraces, sweeping lawned areas, an oversized infinity swimming pool flanked by wooden sundecks and densely planted flower beds. Views across La Zabaleta's second 18-hole golf course, Los Barrancos, complete this exquisite residence.