Life in a big city is often associated with the availability of all kinds of services, access to a wide variety of consumer goods and, ultimately, a cosmopolitan atmosphere that is certainly captivating. Barcelona fully meets all these requirements and complements them with a unique leisurely offer. However, urban life does not have to mean abandoning nature, with all that it implies for people (serenity, tranquility, disconnection ...). Next, we extract four properties from the Engel & Völkers' Barcelona catalogue in which the colour green shines with special intensity.
We start this brief tour in the city of Barcelona, in the exclusive district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. Within an eminently residential environment (in the neighbourhood of Vallvidriera,) this stylish house originating from the Noucentista period (was built in 1900) combines its distinguished interior dependencies with a remarkable natural environment. In fact, the house is in an almost perfect location considering the abundant Mediterranean shrubs that can grow uncontrollably. The views that are enjoyed from the inside of the house are not far behind, with the Sierra de Collserola Natural Park overlooking the horizon.
We now move on to the Vallès Occidental region, located on the west of Barcelona. In Eixample's Sant Cugat del Vallès stands a unique Tuscan style villa with its origin going back to the beginning of the 12th century. In fact, the property benefits from a contemporary design that goes hand in hand with Barcelona's architecture. According to historical notes, the fate of these lands were in the hands of Aragon, Ramon Berenguer IV. The property has a garden that occupies 2.7 hectares and a private forest that extends to a further 88 hectares.
In the nearby Cerdanyola del Vallès, or rather in the neighbourhood and / or decentralised entity of Bellaterra, we find two spacious single-family homes that were built in the 1980s. The first of these is a luxury house on a slight slope, which means it benefits from picturesque views. The land occupies 1,600 sqm, with 703 square metres of built area.
The second property in Cerdanyola is a Mediterranean style house that's totally open to nature that surrounds it (the large windows are responsible for this). In this case, the available land is close to 4,000 sqm, an immense space that has been designed by the landscape architect, Fernando Caruncho. In case the tall pine trees and cypresses on the plot are not enough, the house also enjoys views of Tibidabo and other natural sceneries in the area.