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 Villa For Sale in Benalmadena Pueblo, Malaga
 No.:  266894
 Price:  2500000 EUR
 Region:  Land: es, Region: Andalusia
 Place:   Benalmadena Pueblo,    [ Map, no guarantee ]
 Number of rooms:  
 Living space:  600 mē
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 Description property:
A unique residence typical of the world famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed during the 4 years 1960 -1964, in part from hand selected special materials originating from a 9th Century Mosque. Vinas Viejas dominates, whilst quietly nestling in a fold of the intimate and very exclusive Rancho Domingo estate, ten minutes west of Malaga airport. The 600+ m2 house set upon an elevated 4,150 m2 site on the edge of the picturesque village of Benalmadena, provides a splendid stage for enjoying the dramatic views of the Costa del Sol. The Mediterranean Sea to North Africa presents a blue backcloth to the magnificent panorama, which it commands. An electronic automatic bronze gateway stands vigil over the entrance expanding to a spectacular vista over a romantic winding driveway of cleaved Ronda stone, flanked by flower gardens bestowing a panoply of colour, a bubbling stream adds vitality to the formal section. The house and gardens were completely reformed and modernised with additions between 1992-1994 meticulously preserving the original special architectural characteristics. Only the finest of first class materials manipulated by selected artisans were utilised in the reconstruction. Materials include marble from Greece, Portugal and Spain, Onyx from Pakistan, timbers of teak, burred walnut and oak. The finished result is a home of tremendous beauty and warmth. An imposing hand crafted teak door permits entrance to the central living area, laid in Portuguese beige/ pink marble with teak inlay. A masonry fireplace adds majestic aura to this bright spacious area illuminated by the Lloyd Wright signature of clerestory windows, a bay window adds further natural brightness providing a portrait vista. Four/five bedrooms including guest annexe, four en-suite bathrooms; two of which are set in hand selected Onyx, embrace the central living area consisting of drawing and dining rooms, a teak laid library and a magnificent fully equipped kitchen. Terraces with breathtaking views and a Zen style tranquil patio with a moving water wall, and shifting concealed LED lighting complete the living areas. A traditional arched wine cellar, stores 800 bottles in a climate controlled environment. French doors open onto a dining terrace with barbecue and full wet bar overlooking a croquet lawn. A flight of steps opens to a brilliant blue mosaic swimming pool, setting the panorama-#39;s foreground. Massive trees set upon rolling verdant lawns dress the domain, confirming the solidity and establishment of the estate. A rural parkland area with a stream feeding a rockery waterfall, fruit trees, kitchen garden, and its own vineyard; planted 2008 to produce approximately 400 bottles of Chardonnay and Syrah wine. A tropical hot house. A Thai style garden house set amongst bamboo and fruit trees, adorns the lower garden area. Jacuzzi spa, sauna, a full wet-bar entertainment area, and magnificent swimming pool complete the portrait of an exquisite garden relaxation and recreation area. Extensive accoutrements list includes:- Electronic gates with video intercom. Double garage with workbench area. Kitchen fully equipped with contemporary innovations in modern cooking equipment. Internal digital telephone exchange, each room served by telephone. Centralised entertainment system providing stereo CD, radio, terrestrial and satellite DVD television. Double and triple glazed windows and doors. Under-floor heating by gas-oil (diesel) re-circulating hot water throughout. Alarm system incorporating an infra-red perimeter barrier. Solar heated pool, and domestic hot water. Proprietary well and community water supplies. 30,000 litre water storage tank. Water softener. Purification by reverse osmosis. Computer controlled irrigation system.<br /><br />Benalmadena Pueblo dates back to Moorish times. The village still retains the Benalmadena town hall and mayoral office. The Pueblo sits on a hillside, 280 metres above sea level with marvellous views across Malaga bay. On a clear day, vivid views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range can also be seen. Over the years the developers have moved up the hillside from the coast, but the Pueblo has still managed to retain its character as a typical Andalucian village, with its whitewashed houses, narrow cobbled streets and balconies decorated with flowers according to the season. Whilst walking around the streets you will come across natural springs which were put to many uses in days gone by, for example the spring at Calle Chorrillo fed the stream where until the 1960s the ladies from the village did their laundry. The main village square in the centre of the pueblo is Plaza de Espana and contains the statue known as Fuente de la Nina. This is of a young girl who has become the symbol of Benalmadena, and her outline is on all official tourist information and websites. There are many places of interest to visit in the village, including the Archeological Museum with its many artefacts and collections of Columbian relics. Castillo Colomares commemorates Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. Built by a father and son and completed in the early 1990s, to some it looks like a fairy castle as you approach, but it is not what you imagine a castle to be. Just outside the village is the Benalmadena Stupa with its golden copula. This is the largest Buddhist monument in the western world and is well worth a visit even if it's just for the fantastic views towards Fuengirola and beyond. Returning to the Pueblo itself, a visit to the Church of Santo Domingo, sitting high on a promontory with magnificent views in all directions is another highlight not to miss.There are many tapas bars and restaurants to visit here where you can take refreshment and people watch. After a while you too will become to understand why the Pueblo, even with all the tourists is still just a village at heart. On leaving the Pueblo, and as you head down the hill towards Arroyo de la Miel, you will pass the sports centre with outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Next to this is the municipalities bullring. A frequent bus service operates from Benalmadena Costa and Arroyo de la Miel to the Pueblo, and takes around half an hour.

Features: garage, garden, pool
 Advertiser reference-No.:  R113598
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