La Zagaleta, Marbella

Marbella’s New Developments in demand

As strong demand returns to the Marbella property market it is above all the modern, newly built developments and villas that are topping wish lists.

Why? Because they offer the styles, layouts, build quality and amenities that today’s buyers are after. Like other parts of the world, Marbella is in the midst of a style revolution that uses the latest construction techniques, materials and also electronics-based technologies to produce fully contemporary homes. The latter are marked by crisp white lines and bright, airy interiors with a strong focus on the beautiful views to be enjoyed in this part of the world.

This is not to say that other styles are not still sought after, but the success of the first new post-recession developments show that modern contemporary homes combine a design aesthetic and interior living style that is very much in vogue right now. Built to the latest EU construction standards, luxury new apartment complexes such as Los Arqueros Beach mirror the sophistication of the latest avant-garde villas in Nueva Andalucía, Sierra Blanca and La Zagaleta.

This means crisp architectural styling inspired by the early modern masterworks of the 1950s and 60s, breezy, open-plan layouts that integrate sleek modern kitchens into the living areas whilst rejecting the boxy floor plans of an earlier age. Living rooms flow onto sunny terraces, taking in their Mediterranean views, while bedrooms have become private suites inclusive of suavely styled bathrooms, lots of natural light and the latest built-in cabinetry.

These homes also increasingly come with home-automated systems that put the control of heating, air conditioning, lighting, shutters, security and advanced audio-visual systems complete with home cinema and surround sound systems at the touch of a button. The profusion of plasma screens in different parts of the home accompanies wifi connectivity and changeable lighting effects that have now become an integral part of the interior dressing of a home.

Properties that can offer this level of style and modern amenities are finding a ready market keen to enjoy Marbella from a new perspective. With little stock remaining, it seems the bank repossessions that have been driving the local property market these past few years are soon to be superseded by a new generation of new-built properties. Since most bank repos are now at least eight years old, it is a trend that will see Marbella real estate take a quantum leap forward into the vanguard of modern style and luxury.

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