Trends in Luxury Homes of Marbella.
In Marbella, there is a stronger emphasis on integrating outdoor living spaces with the interior. Terraces have become increasingly popular for dining and relaxation, and modern villa design prioritizes a stylish and impressive appearance while being more compact and low-maintenance, particularly for second homes. Unlike the traditional expansive lawn, modern villas feature sleeker terraces and pools, sophisticated outdoor kitchens, and private bars capable of catering to anything from breakfast to barbecues and large gatherings.
Recreation and leisure
The trend towards a more fluid and interconnected layout can also be seen in the entertainment areas, often at the basement level. Rather than the traditional boxed-in rooms connected by corridors, modern villas have merged the home cinema, gym, spa, and wine cellar into a harmonious entertainment area. Family members can join and relax while enjoying various activities such as swimming in the heated pool, drinking at the bar, relaxing in the sauna, working out, playing pool, or watching a movie.
Unobstructed spatial layout
In the past, a typical villa would have a traditional layout featuring a grand entrance door leading to a foyer with sweeping stairs and a transverse corridor connecting the living areas, kitchen, and other ground-floor parts. However, modern villas have a more open flow with a spacious and contemporary feel. While retaining impressive front doors, the entrance is more intimate and seamlessly leads into a large, open-plan living area subdivided yet connected, incorporating lounge, kitchen spaces and dining; Flanking staircases are now uncommon in modern villa design.
Similarly, the bedroom suites are now more interconnected, with a seamless flow between the dressing area, bedroom, and bathroom. This is achieved using frosted glass and subtle lighting rather than separate box-like rooms. While his and her bathing and dressing areas remain popular, they are more practical and intimate in modern villa design. Additionally, a private panoramic terrace for sunbathing or breakfast continues to be a sought-after feature.
A recent trend is the transformation of the garage from an unattractive space into a feature that complements the impressive collections of luxury and classic cars it houses. No longer are these valuable cars relegated to dark and damp basements. Instead, they can be showcased in glass-walled galleries that are an ode to the beauty of automobiles and even integrated with conventional art pieces. This creates an additional area for enjoying these expensive possessions and provides a setting for an alternative lifestyle area that includes a lounge, bar, and entertainment facilities.