Imara Sierra Blanca


The exclusive gated residential zone of Sierra Blanca, nestled upon the gentle foot slopes of the mountain range it was named after, looks out over a wide panorama that takes in Marbella town, the marina of Puerto Banús, residential areas bordering lush golf courses and the Andalusian coastline that curves to the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

For all this Sierra Blanca is highly central but also very peaceful and private. Little transit traffic passes through its calm, leafy streets lined above all with large villas set amid subtropical greenery. Look back and another wonderful vista rises up in the form of La Concha Mountain, guardian of a protected natural area that offers itself to residents for walks, hiking trails and just merely to marvel at.

Villas – and Imara
Villas in Sierra Blanca form the bulk of the available properties, but there are also a select number of apartment complexes that eschew quantity in favour of quality. In keeping with their surroundings they are small but exclusive, and perhaps the finest of all is Imara, a development of luxurious Sierra Blanca apartments and penthouses that immediately gained recognition for the modernity and quality of its architectural styling.

One of the reasons for this is the fact that none other than celebrated architect Stefan Antoni is responsible for the design of this landmark project. Though Swiss-born, Antoni has garnered respect on an international level with work that has taken him to different parts of the world. Using Cape Town as his base, he specialises in sumptuous contemporary villas that make the most of modern technology and design potential, winning many prizes in the process.

The fact that he can also turn his hand to other types of projects is visible in Imara, an exclusive apartment complex in Sierra Blanca that drew not just local but international admiration when it was released over ten years ago. The properties were a forerunner of the current modern design trend, offering sophisticated homebuyers with a hitherto rare opportunity to own a contemporary property of architectural standing and refinement both in terms of the exteriors and the interiors.

Not surprisingly the apartments at Imara were snapped up quickly and held their value throughout the financial crisis, not coming up for sale often but finding eager buyers when they do. The complex features beautifully maintained gardens, 24-hour security, indoor and outdoor pools and many delightful features to complement spacious open-plan homes with modern kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and large lifestyle terraces that share in the fantastic views for which Sierra Blanca is famous.

If you are looking for an architectural gem in Marbella, please contact Marbella Direct. We are a leading Marbella property agency with many years experience and a prime offering of the best villas, apartments and penthouses for sale in Sierra Blanca.