The modern villas at La Finca de Marbella have been somewhat of a sensation, offering just the kind of modern home that many buyers are looking for. People are drawn by the attractive contemporary architecture, the spacious open-plan interiors, the top end fittings in bathrooms and kitchens, and a setting that – while peaceful and almost rural in character – finds itself within a few minutes from the beach and the centre of Marbella.
Shopping, golf and schools are also right nearby, so La Finca combines the enviable mix of a prime location less than two kilometres from the beach with newly built homes that are right up to date. What’s more, these homes have been designed around a concept that takes into account the Marbella climate and lifestyle – not just during the summer months but throughout the year. Having established why the villas at La Finca de Marbella are so popular it’s interesting to look at who is buying there.
Who is buying at La Finca de Marbella
Though homeowners can choose from a variety of architectural designs and interior layouts, the villas in the main range between three and four bedrooms, with private gardens, pools, parking and luxurious interiors set within a safe community that is still bordered by olive groves yet looks out over the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella and mountain scenery. Not surprisingly perhaps, this appeals greatly to families who wish to have modern style and conveniences accompanied by privacy, space and the convenience of a compact villa.
There is no one single type of buyer, as homeowners at La Finca de Marbella might be typically made up of buyers in their forties with young families, but many also include couples with grown-up children or indeed younger professionals looking for a permanent home or a second property in Marbella. “We’re glad that there is a good mix of ages and nationalities at La Finca de Marbella, having young families residing here permanently anchors the community,” says Michael Liggan, founder of Altavista Property and one of the driving forces behind the development.
In terms of nationalities there has been a very good spread too, with Scandinavian, Dutch, Belgian and French buyers attracted by the modern styling, which has also appealed to British and Spanish clients keen on a tranquil location close to all amenities. “We also have a sprinkling of Russian and Arab buyers, mostly younger families who love the contemporary architecture and find the more compact refinement of the villas suits them perfectly,” adds sales manager Jaanus Lussmaa They all share the desire to enjoy the Marbella way of life in a modern home that blends contemporary styling, technology and amenities with a great location right by the golf club and sandy beaches of Río Real and just minutes away from Marbella town, La Cañada shopping mall and the glitzy marina of Puerto Banús.