A majestic villa of 850 square meters built area, laid out over
four floors on a steep sloping site in Sotogrande Alto, this
coastal gem boasts magnificent views over La Reserva golf
course and lake and the Mediterranean Sea.
The villa’s design was influenced by the traditional
Andalucian architecture of the area, including details like
“Tosco” brick in roof eaves and columns, play of volumes in
the roofscapes and water fountains.
Given its location in the Mediterranean, forming a seamless
relationship between outdoor and indoor living spaces was
essential to the overall design approach. To open up the
façade and connect the external covered terrace to the main
living room, a Marvin Bi-Fold door was the perfect fit.
Another feature, the introduction of an internal courtyard,
serves as the focal point of the main living areas.
To maximize the height of the openings on the main floor,
elegant fixed transoms with lites were introduced to allow for
natural light and splendid views of the nearby golf course
and lake. Additionally, windows were treated internally with
the same lime washing finish as the rest of the timber
ceilings and internal doors around the house, which was key
to the overall aesthetic.
The decision to use Marvin Windows and Doors was made
late in the construction process (building fabric and
fenestration openings were fully completed). This proved to
be the right decision, as Marvin demonstrated flexibility and
versatility in its products and solutions. Scale, proportion,
frame profile, elegance and general beauty of the windows
and doors were vastly superior to any other products
available in Spain.
Attention to detail in every aspect of the design coupled with
the selection Marvin Windows and Doors culminated in a
standout luxurious home.
MARVIN PRODUCTS USED:
Clad Bi-Fold Door
Clad Ultimate Swinging French Doors
Clad Ultimate Sliding French Doors
Clad Direct Glaze Rectangle Units
Clad Fixed Transom Units
Clad Sliding Patio Doors
Clad Ultimate Arch Top Swinging French Doors
Clad Ultimate Awning Windows
Clad Ultimate Casements
Clad Ultimate Casement Round Top Units
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Photography by: Steve Sparrow