Cool Blue Villa is very cool indeed. Surrounded by not just the Mediterranean Sea but also by lush natural landscape, this holiday villa does not rest on the laurels of its surroundings but ups the visual intrigue by including creatively unique details in every room of the house – both inside and out.
Designed by 123DV Modern Villas, Cool Blue Villa is located on a 1 hectare site in Marbella, Spain, near the beach and was designed as a holiday home for the owners with the knowledge that in the future this stunning home will become their place of choice to “grow old happily ever after”.
The challenge was to create a 6-bedroom home that would offer panoramic vistas of the natural land and waterscapes without sacrificing privacy so although the home boasts large expanses of glazings the street view is closed and contained
Even though the street view is very private and minimalist, the visual intrigue is ever present with its vertical strips of LED lighting crating a fun, geometric statement.
Even the sliding barn door style car gate is a unique design, first dipping in height to break up the long continuous line of the fence and then using a frosted glazing on the upper portion clamped in place by custom hardware.
The 3 story home is positioned very close to the neighboring property and for this reason a long, narrow garden creates a buffer to the fence line.
This side of the home is also kept private with tall, thin vertical windows that mimic the pattern of the LED strips on the street facade.
The other side of the home is where the real magic happens. The homeowners not only have a fantastic panoramic vista of the Mediterranean Sea but they also have their very own glass walled and swimming pool – it even has glass corners!
For easy indoor / outdoor entertaining, the kitchen is located just behind the pool lounge area and its design includes a large triangular shaped Hi-macs cooking island made from solid Corian that blends beautifully with the natural stone floors. Beside the kitchen is the homes dining and living areas and beside them, outside is a second water feature.
The second water feature is a channel of water that flows along the length of the social zone but can just as easily be viewed from the upper volume.
This water channel is discreetly tucked into the space between the home and the back fence.
The dining and living areas continue a geometric theme within the architecture via the inverted triangular wall that separates them and the wall shelving. The decor continues the theme within the dining room light pendants, the alternating bases on the dining chairs and with the linear bamboo poles in the statement vase. The living room dramatically continues the aesthetic within the black and white area rug.
Geometry also is used to create visual interest within the minimalist stairwell by the use of repeating oversized stainless steel bolts that clamp the clear balustrade to the white treads and risers.
Even the light play from the windows and skylight add to the geometry – as does that amazing swimming pool clearly visible through the glazings.
Upstairs is where the bedrooms are located but not forgot when it comes to unique design details. I just love this headboard wall with its street art vibe and splash of Mediterranean blue.
While the bedroom ensuites are positioned to take advantage of the view, the downstairs guest bath is located on the privacy wall next to the neighbors. Although not featuring a stunning view the room itself is a work of art.
Whether facing the view or not, Cool Blue Villa is very cool indeed and if you would like to see more of this holiday villa check out this YouTube video tour.
123DV Modern Villas.
Photography by Carlos Caceres Lavergne of Madison Estudio.