The Villa • La Zagaleta, Benahavís

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A design project for a client with an impressive plot in the world renowned private estate of La Zagaleta in Benahavis.

The Brief


We have condensed the original brief and summarized key points.


General Feel

• A design for real living

• A family home, warm and welcoming

• 75% contemporary vs 25% traditional

• A feeling of living outside

• Plenty of exterior shaded areas

• Privacy very important

• Must nestle rather than perch on the plot

• Entrance must have gravitas

• Like Asian influences and Japanese gardens




• Large formal lounge with fireplace

• Family TV room with fireplace

• Kitchen/family room (heart of the house)

• Private Study/Library

• Separate Dining Room for 10

• Master bedroom suite with two dressing rooms

• Four double bedroom suites

• Study

• Impressive pool area with dining/chill out area

• Independent guest annexe with own pool

• Indoor pool and gym

• Cinema/games /TV room with bar

• Wine Cellar

• Garaging for 4/5 cars, plus 2 golf carts


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