The house was designed around a central courtyard to house the interior life and with a window overlooking the sea. Thanks to the excellent climate of southern Spain, it was possible to have the circulations open, so that all rooms enjoy the central courtyard. The exterior gardens were recreated with vegetation from the area, such as olive trees and arid climate plants, on a yellow earth base similar to the one used in the bullfighting ring in Seville.
Designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 2002 and completed in 2004. This remarkable villa is the only private house ever built by the MASTER in a European country.
Ricardo Legorreta is, of course, the well-known Mexican architect and disciple of the great Mexican modernist, Luis Barragan.
This villa is located in the upper part of Sotogrande, and enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the green fairways of the San Roque golf club and the Mediterranean Sea.
Once completed... it was quickly recognized by the international media... and has been featured in architectural magazines from all over the world...
As soon as you enter the villa you find a spectacular central courtyard, measuring 120 square meters... and around which the house is planned.
On one side there is a huge window with glass door and .... from where you can appreciate spectacular ocean views.
Typical of the Mexican influence are several water basins and fountains, as well as an internally located swimming pool. The most striking feature for me, however, are the colors as strong as red...pink and yellow...as well as the use of light and shadow...all...defining characteristics of his work. Absolutely brilliant!
By the way, the accommodation consists of five bedrooms, including a separate guest apartment with a separate kitchen... two large living rooms... a library... and a very spacious kitchen.
This is what I call a collector's house... a true work of art!
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