Celebrating Andalusian style

Celebrating Andalusian style

People come to Marbella for style – above all, for the lifestyle, but when they buy a property here architectural and decorative styles are central factors too.

Fortunately, this is a region rich in architectural and stylistic heritage, for it can draw on the cultural input of Roman, Moorish and Spanish influences. These are visible in traditional features, such as rounded archways, intimate patios with trickling fountains and fragrant orange trees, Mediterranean terracotta roof tiles and both interior and exterior detailing, as well as providing inspiration for modern designs.

The latter include the sleek, fresh white-plastered walls and right-angled geometry typical of recent years, along with flat roofs and breezy interior layouts. The contemporary villas and apartments built in Marbella over the past few years have, however, traded in some of the most charming elements of Andalusian architectural styling, so it is encouraging to see a revival of features such as central courtyards, softer lines, sloping rooflines with tiles, colonnaded terraces and even traditional shutters.

The above are now being blended with modern styles to create a more timeless look that harmonises open-plan interiors and high-tech technology and luxuries with a more authentically Andalusian ambience. This is also reflected in landscaping trends using drought-resistant indigenous Planting.

This stylish five-bedroom villa for sale in La Quinta, Benahavis, is a fine example of this matching of modern and traditional design elements, while this recently renovated four-bedroom villa in Nueva Andalucía also offers a tasteful match of contemporary and classic Mediterranean features in a top setting. The fact that this combination can also apply to apartments is visible in this stylish three-bedroom apartment for sale in Nueva Andalucía.

Just contact us and we’ll be happy to show you the latest trends in Marbella property design.