La Reserva de Sotogrande is one of the most sought-after addresses on the Iberian Peninsula. Within that enclave, the six exquisite villas in the gated community of El Mirador offer a magical lifestyle for year-round residency with the best architects - ARK Architects
With five championship golf courses, interna- tional polo, upscale marinas and tennis courts, Sotogrande is hailed as a sun-drenched sporting paradise for seasonal relaxation and year-round living. Twenty minutes from Gibraltar, Europe’s most exclusive private resort has been a haven for high-profile celebrities since the Sixties. That low-key but illustrious allure – and the enticing mix of Mediterranean beachfront, sophisti- cated architecture and the privacy that its landscaping and design affords – has created a paradise environment for those seeking a discreet, luxury lifestyle.
There is nothing like this pocket of the southern Iberian coast for sunshine, but Sotogrande is more than a seasonal leisure destination. With a community of 2,500 full-time international households, it is also home to more than 300 businesses and one of Spain’s best-regarded International Schools. “Prices in Sotogrande have consistently been higher than other prime locations and they continue to maintain their value. Sotogrande’s allure lies in its position, abundance of space and unbridled views,” says Sotogrande SA chief executive Marc Topiol.
“It has remained a community that has developed slowly over time and always in harmony with the rich nature that surrounds it. Given this, and the myriad of amenities, the relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere within Sotogrande has allowed it to maintain a magical sensibility unlike any other place. The lifestyle coupled with the fact that La Reserva
Club is still within easy reach of buzzy towns like Marbella, and cultural centres such as Seville, Cordoba and Cadiz, makes for a winning formula.”
The exclusive 1,154-acre private residential community of La Reserva de Sotogrande is one of the most sought- after addresses on the Iberian Peninsula. This stellar enclave features The Seven (from €14m), a collection of one-of-a- kind homes designed by seven of the world’s leading archi- tects, hidden amongst 10 hectares of verdant parkland modelled by world-renowned landscape architect Jean Mus; El Mirador (from €5.8m), a gated community of six exquisite contemporary villas designed by leading Andalu- sian architect Manuel Ruiz of ARK Architects; and the 15 (from €2.8m), a commu- nity of 15 unique “cliff-hang- ing” sites for your dream home.
In addition, Village Verde is an exclusive community of apartments, penthouses and townhouses in tranquil park- land with exclusive access to La Reserva Club’s sports and leisure amenities while, for barefoot luxury interpreted with sophisticated simplicity, the Lagoon Villas are simply stunning.
Perched in a prime position above La Reserva Club, the El Mirador villas revel in gorgeous sweeping sea views from every aspect. Each palatial, pavilion-style property has clean modern lines and an abundance of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows, infinity pools, tiered terraces and extensive outdoor living space. Villas Infinita, Roca and Tucana are sold while three further residences are now available for sale.
Villa Dorado €9m) exemplifies El Mirador’s graphic style – sharp lines and cool stones softened by rich planting and sensitive landscaping – with extensive terraces, six bedroom suites, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and spa. Seven- bedroom
Villa Lavanda (€9m) boasts a private landscaped balcony and splash pool off the master suite; its communal entertaining areas merge secluded and sociable spaces, indoor and outdoor living.
Five-bedroom Villa Vela, due to be delivered in April 2020 (€9.2), is arranged over three floors around an embracing, circular central terrace. The architectural style brings together interiors and exteriors, and landscaped gardens frame panoramic views to Andalucía, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean.
As well as unparalleled views across the pristine green of the golf course and the sparkling sea, residents enjoy privi- leged access to The Beach, also known as Europe’s first pri- vate inland oasis. “The El Mirador properties are ideal for families and individuals who wish to enjoy the benefits not only of La Reserva Club and unfettered access to attrac- tions such as The Beach, but also yachting, polo, excellent gastronomy, a unique lifestyle, privacy and security,” says Marc Topiol.
“The nearby international school makes El Mirador a perfect year-round residence for those wishing to call Sotogrande home. Direct access to the La Reserva Club golf course, contemporary architectural design that makes the most of the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, and true indoor/outdoor living spaces make these beautiful properties a unique proposition.”