Villa Alquería: new-build, contemporary villa in Los Capanes del Golf, La Alquería

Case Study:

A made-to-measure modern villa, designed to suit the needs of a growing family, this contemporary home stands on a large, front-line plot that directly faces onto the course at the Atalaya Golf and Country Club and enjoys expansive views that reach as far as the Mediterranean Sea. The accommodation includes a huge, open-plan living and dining room, that opens onto an extensive covered terrace, a large island dining kitchen, a palatial master suite, five further en-suite bedrooms, a gym and fitness suite, cinema, office, and a garage for three vehicles.

What TM did:

We were approached by an existing client who were looking to purchase a plot to develop a brand-new contemporary villa. The client wanted a family-friendly villa, in a secure neighbourhood, overlooking a golf course with views to the sea. We found various pieces of land to consider and the client finally settled on the best option to meet his requirements and budget: a double plot belonging to private owners in Los Capanes del Golf, which is located on the Benahavís road, near to La Alqueria.

The plot was relatively level, with plenty of space to accommodate both a good-sized villa and leave lots of room for a garden in which the children could play. It occupies an enviable front-line golf position, with beautiful views towards Gibraltar and faces south/southwest, to guarantee all-day sunshine. As we normally do, when assisting clients who wish to develop their own home, we helped to select three architecture and building firms to compete for the project. After much deliberation, during which we were happy to lend a hand in the negotiations on our clients’ behalf, the client chose a Sotogrande-based developer with an impressive track record in delivering turn-key, high-end contemporary homes.

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778m², 263m² terraces, over three floors

Stage 12: completed — the perfect home for a family! 14-08-2017

Villa Alquería has now been finished, furnished and is already being enjoyed by its lucky owners this summer. Boasting stunning, front-line golf views over its infinity pool, a huge terrace area on which to soak up the sun, and a wealth of light-filled space inside, with dramatic design features and luxurious amenities, it’s the ideal […]

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Stage 1: Earthmoving to prepare the plot for the build 19-01-2017

Before any building work began, the plot required some groundwork to create a level surface upon which the foundations will be placed. This has also helped to preserve height relative to the surrounding areas, ensuring the property will benefit from truly spectacular views of the Atalaya golf course to the sea and Gibraltar.

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Stage 2: Laying pile foundations and improving the plot

Given the inconsistent quality of the soil on the plot, the architects chose to use pile foundations to provide the best possible solution in the long term. At the same time, a trench has been dug to remove the existing earth from the lower level of the plot, prior to its replacement with better quality […]

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Stage 3: Building the lower level in reinforced concrete

The framework surrounding the lower level of Villa Alquería has now been removed, revealing the size and shape of the house’s footprint and providing a base upon which to elevate the property above the surrounding land to maximise its great views over the golf course at the Atalaya Golf and Country Club.

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Stage 4: Constructing the lower and ground floors

Work has progressed quickly at Villa Alquería, with the structure of the lower level already in place and being waterproofed, and building beginning on the main entrance floor. The use of reinforced concrete to put the bones of the villa in place makes the process rapid and easy to control in terms of quality. Even […]

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Stage 5: Building the first floor

Construction on Villa Alquería is progressing smoothly, with the structure of the entrance level now complete and the columns for the first floor already in place. The outline of the completed house is already visible. Earth has now been moved back into place around the lower level, save for the garage entrance, and you can […]

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Stage 6: Constructing the exterior walls

The reinforced concrete structure of Villa Alquería, including the roof, has now been completed and work has begun on the construction of the exterior brick walls. As a result, you can now get a clear impression of the design of the façade, the size and shape of the windows and terraces, and how the whole […]

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Stage 7: Exterior walls and roof complete, work on the interior and pool begins

The brickwork exterior walls of Villa Alqueria have now been completed and the roof has been tiled, revealing how the house will look once it is completed. Scaffolding has been left in place for plastering to begin. Work now continues inside, with the erection of interior partition walls now defining the size and shape of […]

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Stage 8: Plastering the façade and building garden walls

Now that the exterior walls of Villa Alquería have been built, plastering has begun at the rear of the property, while work continues on pouring reinforced concrete to create privacy walls in the garden. The size and shape of the swimming pool in front of the house can now be clearly seen. This will be […]

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Stage 9: What a difference a month makes!

One month on, plastering is nearing completion on the façade of Villa Alquería, which has really lifted the look of the property, revealing its clean lines and well-balanced design. Now that the recessed ceiling has been completed, plastering has also begun on the inside. Work is continuing at a rapid pace and we look forward […]

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Stage 10: Scaffolding comes down, everything else begins going up

Work is advancing well at Villa Alquería, with the exterior of the house now almost finished and all the windows and door fitted, while the terrace and pool are close to completion as well. The cobblestone driveway leading to the garage on the lower level has been laid and the marble terrace surrounding the swimming […]

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Stage 11: Finishing the exterior and interior begins

Villa Alquería continues to advance in leaps and bounds with every visit. In the last month, the very spacious entrance patio leading to the front door has been completed, while the pool and jacuzzi have now been fully tiled in an attractive darker hue. Inside the house, the walls have been plastered and have had […]

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