Marbella is rich in beautiful villas, and as leaders in luxury Marbella real estate Engel & Völkers is proud to exclusively represent many of the finest, but every now and again one comes across a property that is truly exceptional and belongs to an international elite of homes.
Villa El Nido is just such a villa – an architectural jewel set in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca overlooking Marbella and its long Mediterranean coastline. Perfectly private and ensconced among natural greenery in the select residential address of Cascada de Camoján, this superb home brings a new standard of architectural refinement and creative excellence to Marbella.
Designed by Joaquín Torres, Spain’s leading designer of luxury villas for the likes of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ronaldo, it is a study of geometric mastery offering clean, subtle visual detail without ever becoming superfluous. Indeed, this stunning contemporary home blends form and function to perfection, offering a free-flowing open distribution in which rooms are spacious and impressive yet intimate and inviting.
Art, modern technology and the very finest features come together at El Nido to produce an environment of rare sophistication that is however also a true home – as is reflected in the villa’s name, ‘El Nido’ (the Nest). Contained with the captivating elegance of a home whose advanced geometry includes subtly converging and diverging lines, is a family home taken to another level, making it a visual delight that ranks with the very finest home internationally.
Refinement taken to another level
The private areas of the home are comfortable, cosseting and luxurious, offering a very personal retreat in the best of style. Modern technology enables one to control everything from lighting, and audio-visual systems to access and a whole range of advanced home automation systems. Needless to say the very finest materials and styling have been employed throughout, in the living areas, kitchen, private studies and the magnificent spa with indoor pool, wet bar, sauna, steam bath, cold bath, gym and private beauty salon.
Indoor refinement is seamlessly continued outdoors, where the home’s living areas continue in a stylish terrace area that features a cosy area with open fire, lounge spaces, a stunning pool whose lines form an interplay with the cantilevered overhang that forms part of the home’s architectural signature, and an outdoor dining area complete with a discreetly styled but fully functioning modern catering kitchen.
Add a home entertainment area, a spacious garage that allows you to display your collection of cars and wonderful private grounds with a championship standard tennis court and imposing views of the Mediterranean, and it is clear that this is a very special villa. But there is more, as this is an architectural masterpiece also characterised by exceptional art – such as the ‘urban forest’ created by Rafael Llamazares and the singular artwork that is The Pulse.
Commissioned from leading Belgian artist Arne Quinze, this 15-metre steel sculpture forms the heart around which the house was designed. Visible from most rooms, it connects the different parts of the home and provides an inspiring visual reference in forever changing hues of natural light and lighting projections – further adding to the credentials of El Nido. Indeed, one day The Pulse may well be worth more than the villa itself.
If you are looking for a truly exceptional property in Marbella, please contact us for a viewing. E&V ID: W-023N8G