Villa in El Madroñal, Benahavis
Looking for a very special property in an extraordinary area? Don’t miss this stunning hillside residence in fabulous El Madroñal, with its breath-taking panoramic views over the sparkling blue Mediterranean towards the Strait of Gibraltar, African coast with Rif Mountains, majestic Andalusian mountains, pastoral hills and picturesque Guadaiza River Valley with golf-courses.
El Madroñal started as a hunting estate, then a Hollywood retreat, with several celebrity homes. Natural paradise with unchallenged display of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and exceptional silence broken only by birdsongs have inspired many talented musicians. Roxette, Cher, The Cardigans, Mariah Carey, Bjork and many others composed and produced their songs in the local recording studio El Cortijo and stayed in El Madroñal properties. This is one of those villas, elegant, luxury and unique in many senses!
Spectacular south-facing Andalusian-style cortijo of 847 m², with 425 m² terraces and 1.693 m² plot, lies in the heart of typically Mediterranean landscape, carpeted in wild flowers and forested with pines and cork oaks, with olive groves and aromatic shrubs. A driveway with parking space for 2-3 cars leads to the entrance. Elegant main gate opens to a charming patio full of authentic flower pots and plants, overlooking the eye-pleasing valley and sea. From the patio there is an access to a tower room (currently an office) and a separate laundry area. The entrance door opens to a hall with a guest toilet, and gives access to one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Corridor leads to a modern open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas with access to delightful covered terraces overlooking gardens and pool. A graceful spiral staircase leads down to another living room with fireplace and double-height ceiling, and an office space. Going through a covered terrace, there is another bedroom with bathroom, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom, which can be used as staff accommodation.
Downstairs, the corridor opens to a large, beautifully presented entertaining area with gym, bar, game room and old original recording studio where several world-famous musicians have been making recordings years ago. A spacious luxury Master suite and 1 Guest suite are also set on this level. Another guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom is on one side of the villa, while the other side hosts a SPA area with sauna, Jacuzzi and shower. Stairs lead down to a dining area and swimming pool.
The property is full of Mediterranean charm and timeless elegance. Authentic chic is seen in many details and elements: arch, columns and galleries, marble, wood and traditional terracotta tile flooring, fresco stucco walls, clay roof tiles, vaulted wooden ceilings, wooden beams and exposed brick, charming staircases with wrought iron and wood railing, appealing Moorish elements, antique double doors and lovely French doors. The property is impeccably furnished and decorated in exquisite classic style (optional). Fresh, psychologically nurturing white and shades of chocolate are the favourites of the palette, bright accents make it even more impressive. Fabulous and very ‘classic Spanish’! Even window security bars and shutters are stylish and elegant. Well-maintained subtropical gardens with slim cypresses, a large variety of trimmed shrubs, mature palm and pine trees add Mediterranean flare.
However, cultural preference for the historical traditional experience goes hand in hand with modern, sophisticated features. Fully renovated property comes in excellent condition and benefits from state- of- art equipment and appliances, underfloor heating, air conditioning, alarm, fitted wardrobes, garage, contemporary kitchen, spot lighting, sliding panoramic glass doors, double grazed windows, etc.)
With its privileged location, exclusive gated community with 24/7 security service allows to enjoy the best of both worlds – its total peace & quiet and glam & chic of nearby resorts and hustle & bustle of tourist attractions only a 10 – 15 minutes’ drive away. AP-7 toll road will make your journey to Malaga international airport less than 40 min.
Special property, prestigious location, great choice