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AX741 – Casa Estrella Sola -quality, modern country house, near Benarmargosa

AX741 – Casa Estrella Sola -quality, modern country house, near Benarmargosa

Published on 04/05/2018 by

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-3 bedrooms – 2 bathrooms – office – large store room (was garage) that could be a separate apartment – large plot – beautiful pool – amazing views – all single storey (apart from mezzanine office) – 4×4 included  RESERVED

A particularly beautiful and spacious 210m2 modern country house with wonderful views on a plot of 6500m2 of usable land, with a very special pool and pool area – a house for those looking for a quality lifestyle in the beautiful Andalusian countryside, within 30 minutes of the coast.

This 210m2+ quality country house is situated above Benamargosa village (10 mins maximum in the car) and only 6 minutes from the lake-view village of Los Romanes, and within 30 minutes of the coast at Torre del Mar.

Most of the country lane up to the house has a concrete surface, passing mango and avocado plantations on the sun-baked, South-facing slopes of this tropical valley, and the last 400m is a very good dirt track, with amazing views all around.

The driveway leads into a very spacious gravel car park, sufficient for 5+ vehicles.  From here, a gate to the rear leads through into the rear patio garden, or walk around the West side of the house, overlooking wonderful mountain views as far as the eye can see, to the outdoor covered terrace.

From the car park, the front door leads into a hallway (2.6 x 1.4m) and then directly into the open plan, impressive living area, with gabled sloping roofs with beams.  This magnificent space has two sets of double-glazed glass doors out to the West facing covered terrace, (62m2), taking in the vast views.  The majority of this living space is taken up with the living room area (53.6m2), with a built-in wood burner for the Winter, and a dining area, and beyond is the top quality, modern kitchen (10m2), also open plan with the rest of the room.

To the right of the kitchen area is a door to the inner patio (4.6 x 5m) -a peaceful, serene and shady place where the current owners have made an ideal, totally private area for outdoor eating and relaxing, with a rock garden in the rocky wall at the far end, planted with various decorative plants and subtle night-time lighting to make it a quite magical and calming space. The owners are going to be replacing the current patio walls with wooden trellising to enable plants to clamber up, making an even more beautiful ‘secret’ garden area.  A door from this patio leads into the garage (now a large storeroom that could be converted into a separate studio apartment, or used as a workshop or music room, 25.3m2).  Behind the patio, and the garage, is a useful open air utility area where logs can be stored, clothes hung to dry, etc.

A door to the side of the kitchen leads into a very useful utility area (a house with such an impressive open plan living space needs somewhere to hide away the kitchen utensils, etc) and beyond this room is a food storage room (utility/store area 7.4m2).

To one end of the living room (South side) is a door leading into the guest wing of the house.  Here, a small distribution area divides the two guest rooms, to left and right, with a magnificent bathroom with huge walk-in shower area, tiled in turquoise/blue throughout (2.5 x 1.5m).  The two bedrooms are both very spacious, (both around 14m2), both with quality built-in wardrobes and one with double patio doors to the outside.

To the other end (kitchen end) of the open living space is a door that leads into the master bedroom (20m2). This is a very beautiful room, also very spacious, with magnificent views from the double glass patio doors.  This delightful room has a separate walk-in dressing room (5.7m2), and a very beautiful bathroom, tiled in yellow, with double wash basins and a double walk-in shower, and a separate bath (9m2).  A large, dry loft area above the bathroom also provides storage space.

To the far end, open plan steps lead up to a mezzanine area used as an office and occasional extra bedroom.  From here also is a door to a roof terrace where the true beauty of the magnificent countryside can be admired – and an ideal place to watch the night sky, especially in Winter, when the stars are incredibly bright in crisp, clear skies.

Beyond the house, accessible via the garage, from steps on the West terrace, and from around the East side, via wide, sweeping steps, is the pool and barbeque area.  This totally private, very attractive area encloses the magnificent 12 x 4m pool including wide, walk-in steps, which can be used for swimming, rather than just splashing about, with a pretty pool house and outside WC and plenty of space for poolside dining.   And beyond, a path leads down to the land.

The land slopes gently down the hill, and the current owners have a seating area at the bottom that they often sit at in the evenings to contemplate the magnificent Andalusian sunsets and total calm of the countryside.  The plot is planted with a mixture of mature olive and almond trees.  The almond trees explode into a mass of pinky-white blossom in January/February each year, and in the Spring, the land is grassy green, with a mass of wild flowers, including wild orchids, popping their heads out of the ground in April and May.  A true little paradise!

The owners are offering a well kept RAV 4×4 included within the price (Automatic, 1998 but a good runner with low mileage and fully serviced and in very good condition).

This property is all about quality living.  It is peaceful, serene and beautiful, whilst also being infinitely comfortable.  There are reverse air conditioning units throughout (hot and cold) and ceiling fans in the living rooms.  The ceilings are all high, giving a sense of space inside which perfectly matches the vast sense of space outdoors!  Well worth viewing for anyone looking for something special in the Malaga countryside.

Top features of Casa Estrella Sola:
– Built by an American businessman fanatical about quality, style and detail, in 2000.
– 10/15 minutes to Benamargosa village with good facilities and 24 hour emergency medical centre
– Great location for walking, with many tracks with open views to mountains, coast, and the lake
– Under 6 minutes to Los Romanes, overlooking magnificent Lake Viñuela and with several excellent restaurants
– 210m2 build plus garage/store (a great ‘party’ house)
– Air conditioning (hot and cold) throughout plus solar hot water system
– Mains electricity.  Water via natural well fed into a 24,000L water container
– Garage/store could be a separate apartment, music room, workshop, etc.
– Loft area for storage, and a safe.
– Lovely 12 x 4m pool and barbeque area
– ‘Secret’ patio garden
– Amazing mountain views
– 6500m2 plot with almonds and olives
– Council tax (IBI) 470€ p.a.
– DAFO currently processing
– 4×4 vehicle included

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