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Villa l'Africaine is a modern interpretation of Moorish Architecture. It's located in the upper section of Sotogrande, and has its totally private South facing gardens bordered by a stream (arroyo) and the protected green zone at the foothills of San Roque golf course. The house has direct access to the green zone with its dominating array of mature Eucalyptus, Pine and Cork trees, giving the residents a sense of country living whilst having all the conveniences of Sotogrande life.
The villa is designed in an L shape, with a corner tower which has 8 metre high ceilings. The decoration of the tower ceilings, most of the interior doors and the zellige mosaic surrounding the pool were done by hand, by a team of Moroccan artisans brought to Spain to complete the project. The villa also features antique African pillars on the upstairs landing, 2 sets of 19th century Andalusian doors, Indonesian pillars into the study, hand carved shutters throughout and carreaux de ciment tiles in the bathrooms. The floors are of hand cut, Roman style terracotta, each tile being individually triple waxed to lend them the gravitas of age. All of the French doors are double glazed and made of wood. The house has gas central heating with concealed radiators and individual electric air-conditioning/heating units in rooms that get the afternoon sun.
One wing of the house offers a large reception area with a wood burning fireplace and a domed ceiling cupola room followed by a 12m2 utility/bonus room (currently equipped as a second kitchen/butler's pantry) which could be easily transformed into an office or bedroom; and a large master suite with walk in closet. The other wing comprises a small hall, dining area and kitchen, a family sitting area with a second wood burning fireplace, a study and a second master suite with dressing area. The upstairs has two further bedrooms with built in wardrobes and shower rooms en-suite.
At a glance
Built: 533m2 + 100m2 terraces + 2 pergolas
Garden: Approx. 2350m2 bordered by the protected green zone
Ground floor: entrance tower with stairs and wc, two 55m2 reception rooms, dining area, study, 2 bedrooms, each with bathrooms en-suite, kitchen, utility room
Upper level: landing, 2 bedrooms with shower rooms en-suite
Heating: Gas central heating (propane)
+ garden storage room, 40m2 semi-basement with windows, car port for two cars, two dining gazebos, automatic sprinklers, air conditioning in the rooms that get the afternoon sun, built in or walk-in wardrobes in every bedroom, granite countertops and matching granite skirting boards in the kitchen, sattellite television, adsl, 24 hr security
South facing garden.
Other information: The house is built on two plots with a 0.33 building limit. This offers the possibility of the addition of a further 339 metres square to the original building, or even constructing a guest house in the garden.
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