2018 International Design & Architecture Award
The design of new built villa La Alqueria C27 (by Carlos Lamas) was selected as winner at the awards ceremony the 21st of September 2018 in London with a total of 59.000 international votes in the category Luxury Residence Europe.
Captivating contemporary new built villa in La Alqueria (Benahavis). This luxurious villa, designed by Carlos Lamas, is located on one of the best parts of La Alqueria, a quiet and peaceful location, offering breath-taking panoramic views on the golf course and lake, open mountain scenery and the Mediterranean.
La Alqueria is Marbella´s most desirable, upcoming area, dotted with villas and attractively laid out apartments. La Alquería is home to all the best aspects of Costa del Sol living: tucked away in a secure environment with surveillance, where peace and privacy reign in the midst of stunning natural surroundings, but with the glamorous and sophisticated attractions of Marbella city centre and Puerto Banús just a few minutes away. La Alqueria has a local supermarket, internationals school, sport facilities and is near the picturesque village of Benahavis, renowned for its gastronomy with highest concentration of quality restaurants in the Costa del Sol.
The striking design and modern lines that make up the architecture and interior of the villa are finished with the utmost attention to detail and quality, utilizing contemporary and distinctive materials. The villa has a built size of 577 m2 plus large basement of 265 m2 with a huge open plan space, on a plot of 1.360 m2.
Entering the plot through an automatic sliding door and a driveway down to the garage and the entrance level with landscaped rooftops. Entering the villa form this level offers a hallway with separate entrance to the garage, the elevator, staircase and huge rooftop terrace. This area contains big windows with views on the golf course and Mediterranean.
The first floor houses 4 bedrooms with bathrooms en suite, including the master suite, all with access to terraces from where the spectacular views can be enjoyed. The master wing also has a walk-in-closet with lots of space and LED lighting. Furthermore there is a space, accessible from the hallway, which can be used for housing a gym, wellness or home cinema.
The ground floor level consists of the living area, an open plan kitchen and dining area. Hidden behind the kitchen cabinets you will find the utility room. The kitchen area is completed with a spectacular glass covered bodega. The dining area offers an integrated closet wall, with space for a television and finished with a panoramic gas fire place. The living also contains a cabinet wall with wooden finishing, a television and gas fire place. The impressive double high ceiling, its windows from floor to ceiling and the glass front, all enhance the feeling of space and light. There is an extra room on the West side with separate bathroom which can be used as an office or bedroom for example. Large covered and open-air terraces complement outdoor living, all overlooking the amazing infinity pool and views on golf, mountains and Mediterranean.
The large basement covers a total built space of 265 m2 with technical rooms, laundry room and extra bathroom. Furthermore a large open plan space (170 m2) for gym, wellness, home cinema or extra bedrooms. The technical room can be entered separately from outside.
The features of this turnkey villa include individual controlled, hot and cold air conditioning, underfloor heating, Sonos multiroom audio system, elevator, alarm system, domotics units for central control of screens and lighting, a heated pool with LED RGB lighting and automatic cover. The villa is fully decorated with designer interiors, a beautiful blend of modern Italian pieces with warm fabrics, tree tables and elegant decorations
Plot 1.360 m2
Built (including basement) 842 m2
Covered terraces 82 m2
Basement 265 m2
Built according the latest European standards
using best materials, installations and
environmental friendly technology
As the primary heating system, it has underfloor heating by marking the Polyterm water in the main areas and electric radiant floor in bathrooms, these last reduce the inertia and allow to achieve the desired temperature in a much shorter time than the water system. There is a pre-installation to include the system in the Lutron control system. The production of domestic hot water occurs, very efficiently, through the Daikin air conditioning system.
They also have a VRV air conditioning system with Daikin brand that can work both cold and hot at the same time, each room has a thermostat and independent indoor unit, which allows the maximum level of flexibility and comfort. There is a pre-installation too to include the system in the Lutron control. The pumping, reduction and heating systems are of the WILCO brand.
Lighting and domotics
For this villa a detailed and complete study of lighting has been made, using different planes of indirect and direct lighting, accent and beaconing, using first brands such as Delta Light and Freppi. The lighting is controlled from a system of the Lutron brand, which allows the regulation of most of the lighting and the creation of scenes, both inside and outside. The Lutron system is controlled through switch pads in all rooms as well as through the Lutron app or Apple Home Kit. The control of natural lighting (screens on first floor) is also connected to the Lutron system.
Audio and visual
In telecommunications the villa is equipped with a Wi-Fi network that covers the entire surface and a TV-Ethernet distribution system wired for the connection of television devices. The main living room and the porch have discreet recessed speakers connected to a multi-room SONOS system. The rest of the house has a pre-installation to add more speakers and zones. The Sonos system is controlled trough the Sonos app. For the enjoyment of audio-visual content with the highest quality, a pre-installation has been made for a home theatre system.
The electrical installation is designed and installed according to current regulations, using only first quality materials as Hager, General Cable and Solera. The plumbing uses multilayer installations of the PERT-AL-PERT brand.
Qualities / Amenities
- High quality and secured aluminium double glazed windows
- Oversized Italian ceramic tiling interior & exterior areas
- Selection of high quality, sanitary items by Italian & German brands
- Underfloor heating throughout ground and first floors
- Air conditioning hot & cold with individual controls in all rooms
- Interior carpentry with hidden hinges, soft closing, floor-to-ceiling height (2.30m) and seamless joints
- Interior decoration with a beautiful blend of modern Italian pieces with warm fabrics, tree tables and elegant decorations
- Solar powered energy system and hot water circulation pump
- Spectacular heated infinity pool with LED RGB lighting, automatic floating cover and water treatment
- Gas fireplace with natural stone finishing
- Electronic controlled Bandalux sunscreens on first floor areas and double ceiling window
- Domotics system with lighting control and fully integrated sound system by Sonos ® and connectivity through Apple HomeKit ®
- Bodega in kitchen area
- 4 stop elevator (Orona)
- Architectural lighting interior, exterior and garden
- Internal alarm system
- Modern and tropical landscaped gardens with different levels on the slope
- Design island kitchen, cloak room and laundry room, all equipped with Miele appliances
- Fiber optic internet connection
Completed in May 2018
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