Overlooking the Mediterranean from the cliffs above the Strait of Gibraltar, this one-of-a-kind villa is arranged over six levels, with spectacular sea-view terraces on every floor.
The ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Completely restructured and designed in 2001 by the celebrated architect and interior designer Andrée Putman, the minimalist property is a masterpiece of clean lines and geometric forms, and its prominent location helps create unforgettable 180-degree maritime panoramas. The exquisite villa is one of only four homes ever designed by Andrée Putman who was renowned for her work designing boutiques for Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler.
This villa is prime for entertaining, with a flowing floor plan in which living spaces and bedrooms open to expansive terraces with prime coastal vistas. With more than 6,200 square meters of living space the villa boasts unique architectural elements and designer finishes providing each room its own character, with features including natural rock outcrops, skylights, fireplaces, and two-story floor-to-ceiling windows.
Villa Putman has the ability to make the outdoors with its many terraces become intertwined with the indoors, not only through the use of glazing, but also through the interplay between light and shade, and the interaction between covered structures and uncovered space so much so, the two become indistinguishable. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer an invisible portal for sunlight with vistas to the infinite deep blue sea.
Split over six levels, the upper level boasts a large terrace with magnificent panoramic views of the Spanish coastline, a spacious covered area perfect for lounging out of the sun, Jacuzzi and a master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Below lies the dramatic entrance with the double height ceiling leading to the perfectly designed staircase down to minimalist door disguised as a pane of glass to the terrace. Leading off the entrance lies the kitchen wholly designed by Putman made with white marble and beech, dining room and guest/staff bedroom. The lower level boasts a stunning office space, with spectacular views through the panoramic windows, a living room and bedroom with en suite. Every little detail has been meticulously thought-out, one of the bathtubs has customized round marble feet, the dressing room doors have been made from kerosene filters normally used in aircraft construction and the shower room in a passage built on the cliff’s rocks was hollowed out carefully by stonemasons. On the same level lies a sauna, gym, bathroom and laundry room. The two lower levels comprise of a terrace perfect for sunbathing, a meditation room, bedroom with en suite and outside lies the infinity pool.
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