Stunning luxury home: Ref# - 246
Secluded and only 3 km from Santa Eulalia. This stunning luxury home was formerly the home of an astronomer, hence the name “El Observatorio”. The charming luxurious 'Bauhaus' inspired family house is inconspicuously situated some 200 m above sea level in an environmentally protected 'green zone' pine forest just 3 km from the centre of the village and marina and yet truly secluded. It enjoys almost unrivalled and uninterrupted south facing open sea views, and of the church on the hill as well as the whole river valley. The rooftop views extend 270o over the countryside and coast. "El Observatorio" can be reached at the end of a cul-de-sac that opens off a tarmac country road.
The sloping hillside plot extends to some 1.600 m2 and is totally enclosed with local stone walls and fences.
There is a paved parking space for two cars at the main (upper) entrance, and for two more at the (lower) garden entrance.
The large upper terrace, which opens from the main salon, is ideal for open air dining and barbeques. The extensive lower terrace is paved in "German Stone" and is where an ovoid infinity pool can be found, as well as a 'folly' in the form of a pergola or temple and a shaded chill out area.
The garden is mainly laid out with hardy local trees, flowering plants and shrubs. There is a terraced section that contains orange, lemon and apricot trees. A small kitchen garden is on the west side of the house and a 'Mediterranean' cactus garden to the east.
A log store and a car port are located south of the house on the approach road, at a lower level.
The house has a total built living area of 313 m2.
The design concept of the house is a minimalistic spacious 'Bauhaus' inspired Mediterranean villa, built on 3 floors. It has been extensively upgraded to luxury standards by its current owner - the last major project (the master suite) was completed in 2007/8. "El Observatorio" is a year round family home with additional separate accommodation for friends, relatives or staff.
The upper level - The principal accommodation comprises an entrance hall, lobby, fully fitted American kitchen and bar. The large open plan salon opens through wide sliding glass doors to a generous terrace with awe inspiring sea views. There is a flush fitted 'Jotul' wood burning stove in the salon. The large open plan air conditioned master suite is fitted with extensive cabinet quality wardrobes, 2nd air conditioned suite, also with fitted wardrobes, 3rd bedroom/artist’s studio, guest bathroom.
Pool terrace level - Guest or staff apartment & separate office: The apartment's open plan salon leads directly to the pool terrace through large sliding doors. The accommodation consists of a fitted kitchen; the lobby leads off the salon to an air conditioned master bedroom with a luxury bathroom en suite, a guest bathroom and two further inter-connected air conditioned double bedrooms.
Office with broadband internet access - The separate office has electric under floor heating and is fitted with a small kitchenette. It could easily be converted to a teenager's den or further bedroom.
Ground level - Utilities and machinery rooms: Laundry with American "Whirlpool" equipment, two dry floored cellars, and a small exterior paved drying patio, pool machinery room.
The house enjoys recently upgraded mains electricity, butane gas central heating and hot water, telephone and broadband. The plumbing and all equipment has been recently installed and regularly maintained by a highly regarded local contractor. Double glazing throughout except the salon where wood has been retained as a feature. Town mains water is not available - the house is higher than the reservoir! There is storage for 40 tonnes of water in two subterranean cisterns. Water is either delivered as necessary or collected from the roof terrace in the rainy season. Satellite and terrestrial TV antennae are located on the roof. The house and pool area are wired for sound.
|Living Area||313 m²||Fireplace|
|Land||1600 m²||Air Conditioning|