Modern Villas proudly present the “Brazilian House” – their newest project for Belgian investors that – finally – will bring the understated high end qualities, which Belgians take for granted but are near impossible to find on the coast, to Marbella.
Brazilian architects have a long standing culture of modernist/minimalist architecture but with one difference: unlike most European “cold” minimalists, they master the art of creating simple, harmonious and balanced shapes that combine well with warm, human, “high touch” materials and textures.
In the Brazilian house, luxury is not defined only by luxury materials – but rather by the luxury of absolute comfort and a zen-like feeling of space, peace, and warmth that combines well with the mediterranean climate.
The Brazilian house offers the ultimate indoor-outdoors experience… panoramic floor to ceiling windows slide all the way to the side of the (nearly 24m long!) living area, so the future owners will be able to enjoy the absolutely stunning sun and sea views from the exclusive gated community of the Marbella Club Golf Resort. Inside, a “floating”, double roof creates a feeling of space thanks to the 3.4m ceiling height and the extra light that can enter the house in between the double roofs.
Outside, the U shape of the house provides privacy and focuses all views on the golf course.
The east wing is fully reserved for the owners, with an impressive suite of rooms, connected in a semi-open plan: the panoramic master bedroom (floating high above the golf course), an open bathroom-with-a-view (double walk in shower and freestanding bath tub), an outdoors shower (to enjoy your morning shower under the sun and blue skies); a walk-in wardrobe, enclosed toilet; and finally one extra space with views to both the patio and the pool – great for a home office or an intimate media lounge.
The main wing offers three generous spaces for a formal dining room, a sitting room, and a separate TV rooms separated by a beautiful minimalist fireplace. At both ends of this “living” wing, glass walls allow unobstructed views to two little Patio’s – a reminder of Andalucian architecture – with a water feature and greenery that add to the feeling of space and relaxation.
In the west wing, one finds a generous kitchen, with a bar-island that extends into a long table for informal breakfasts or meals; culminating in a large floating terrace that offers dramatic views down to the golf and the sea.
But the patio on this side has a few more surprises. On the back side, it connects to a car fanatic’s dream “showroom” (on top of a large, covered garage); on the west side, it connects to a sheltered evening terrace where one can enjoy the warmth of the evening sun even on colder days… and last but not least, this patio – surrounding a beautiful tree planted on the lower level – actually opens up to a second patio on the lower level that is surrounded by a sauna, wine cellar, home theater, and four spacious en-suite bedrooms (of which three with sea and golf views).
Technically, the house will by spec’d very high by Belgian standards (which is quite different from the so called “high” Marbella standards) – Belgian top architects and interior designers were brought in to ensure everything will be perfectly detailed and executed – even the building will be done completely under Belgian management.
Designs are being finalised as we write and we expect to start construction in September for delivery in fall ’20.