Location: La Zagaleta, Benahavis, Spain
The palatial classically designed Palazzo delle Luce is located on one of the largest and finest plots within the highly esteemed La Zagaleta Country Club, close to the south gate with superb mountain and sea views.
Constructed in 2003 from the very finest materials, and featuring a host of high technology touches, this south facing villa is a superb location for sophisticated entertaining.
Entrance to the villa is via an impressive long and winding driveway, leading to a large circular entrance, with a central feature fountain and parking for multiple vehicles. The main villa entrance sits under a dramatic double height columned facia with its large welcoming exterior chandelier.
Once inside, the dramatic double height entrance sits underneath an exquisite handmade chandelier, with a further custom chandelier extending from the roof down through all three floors. The white marble used was sourced from the same quarries used many years ago by Michael de Angelo.
The bright main reception area has a high ceiling and large open fireplace with multiple Palladian doors leading guests out onto the spacious terraces with epic views of the gardens, infinity pool, surrounding woodlands and mountains down to the Spanish and African coastlines.
The circular formal dining area has superb southerly views across the extensive fully fenced grounds, with further multiple Palladian doors offering diners an indoor/outdoor eating experience.
The large well equipped kitchen has its own informal dining area, dumb waiter, centre island and feature fireplace. At the end of this wing there is another large entertaining area.
On the lower ground floor of this wing there is access to the self-contained apartment with its own kitchen, bedrooms and en-suite facilities bathed in natural light.
A large laundry room, wine cellar and 3 car garage are also situated within this west wing.
The large south facing gardens feature an infinity pool, a large flat soft turfed area and magnificently styled large covered pool entertainment area.
Within the east wing of the villa, on the ground floor, there is a classically styled 10 Seat Cinema, which is home to a high tech remotely controlled audio visual and demotica system.
The office on this floor houses an impressive custom built oak panelled library with capacity for 2500 volumes.
The ground floor east wing is also home to a bedroom suite and a seperate guest bathroom fiited with luxurious green onyx marble from Pakistan.
The lower ground floor is home to a spacious gaming area with bar, which leads through to a well-equipped spa with an 8 person Turkish bath. Through the spa is a large octagonal gymnasium area, with a further games area and bar. This is a light area with patio doors out on a small private terrace which leads up to the main gardens and pool area.
From the dramatic main entrance a feature double width staircase, featuring a wealth of hand etched glass, leads to the first floor, which houses the master bedroom suite.
The whole east wing of the first floor is dedicated to the extensive master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has multiple Palladian doors leading out on the extensive private terrace with epic views over the gardens, pool, Spanish and African coastlines and the surrounding forest and mountain scenery. The floors are African black granite with gold leaf inlays.
The master bathroom suite is luxuriously equipped with a large central whirlpool tub, under a feature glass roof. With extensive use of high quality onyx from Pakistan and beautiful views this is truly a feature bathroom. A separate dressing area complements this master suite.
To the east wing on the first floor there are two further lavishly finished bedrooms suites.
The property benefits from gas fired underfloor heating throughout, although the superb plot position at a lower altitude ensures the villa escapes the high winds and lower temperatures experienced in many of the higher locations.
Total Developed Area 2,688 m2
Interior Built Space 1,599 m2
Terraces and Patios 1,089 m2
Plot Size 24,169 m2
Bedrooms - 7
Bathrooms - 7