Marbella modern and contemporary Villas

Modern or contemporary? A question some people find hard to answer. So many properties in Marbella these days are described as ‘modern’, but throw in the term ‘contemporary’ and things can get a little confusing. This brief guide should take away some of the mystery.

Modern villa in Marbella

Modern

Contrary to popular belief, modern doesn’t necessarily mean the latest. In fact, modern design is not actually ‘modern’ at all! It started in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the Modernist movement began, closely followed by the First World War, when modern industrial society pushed boundaries both culturally and technologically to create a new way of living. An age of cutting-edge designs and architecture developed from the eclecticism, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

Today’s ‘modern’ styles, therefore, derive much of their inspiration from the mid-century classics of this genre. To this we add a combination of what is currently ‘contemporary’, to reflect our more modern trends and styles. Expect an eclectic mix of minimalism, industrial materials and light, airy open-plan living spaces, as seen at this frontline golf villa for sale in Las Brisas Golf, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella.

Contemporary

Essentially, contemporary involves designs that are rooted in the ‘now’. Begging the question: will our definition of contemporary design end? Yes, it appears so, because 50 years from now contemporary will likely be something else.

But for now, contemporary design incorporates elements inspired directly by the modern era – mid-century modern and retro being favourites – while also involving a fresh combination of styles characterized by smooth curves, exposed concrete, wood, textiles and multiple textures. Smart technology is integral too, assuring security, comfort, convenience and energy-efficiency through the use of smart devices like mobile apps and network systems.

A fine example of a contemporary home in Marbella is this new build villa located in the country club surroundings of La Zagaleta in Benahavís. Designed by Diego Tobal its conceptual design sets a precedent for contemporary living on the Costa del Sol. Also in Benahavís, this villa for sale in La Alquería, features a minimalist façade and enjoys panoramic sea and golf views.

Another outstanding feature of today’s contemporary architecture is its sustainability. Most current constructions are being designed to eco-friendly, energy-efficient specifications, often using natural materials in part of the home.

We love these latest design and engineering trends aimed at wellbeing, comfort and style that are in greater harmony with nature so contact us for a prime collection of modern and contemporary properties for sale in Marbella and surroundings.

Mary Dunne

Mary Dunne

Mary Dunne is a highly qualified and experienced real estate broker in Marbella. Holder of a Spanish Realtor license GIPE 2.709. In 2005 she earned an MBA in Spanish Real Estate Management. A GIPE Association member, a professional organisation for qualified Real Estate agents in Spain and registered with the CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professionals.

Modern & contemporary properties in Marbella

Brand New Luxury Villa next to Puerto Banus

VILLA MACARENASet on a private large plot of 2199m2 with a 798m2 constructed house.Six bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Open living areas that take you out to the covered terrace and garden with a pool area and the …

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 798 m² build
  • 2.199 m² plot

6.150.000 Ref. MPV4887

Brand New Architectural Masterpiece in Marbella East

Situated on the beachside in one of the best locations of Marbella, East, Villa Shiro is an impressive brand new villa sold fully furnished. The exquisite interior design and the exceptional architecture make this an …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 665 m² build
  • 1.322 m² plot

7.500.000 Ref. MPV4873

Contemporary Villa in Nueva Andalucia walking distance to the beach

This new contemporary villa ideally located in a great position where you are walking distance to the beach, Centro Plaza and Puerto Banús.The villa has a layout designed over four levels with five bedrooms, one of which is ...

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 601 m² build
  • 1.000 m² plot

2.900.000 Ref. MPV4822

Modern 2 bedrooms apartment in Cancelada, Estepona for sale

This 2 bedrooms apartment has open plan modern design, recently build community located with short distance to walk to beach, shops and restaurants, surrounding several parks, this property can be great for holidays home or …

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 115 m² build

359.900 Ref. MPA4819

La Azalea, La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benahavis

This is a contemporary modern style large 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom second-floor apartment.The apartment has great sea views towards Gibraltar and Africa, the property faces directly south. The property is located in a gated and ...

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 156 m² build

640.000 Ref. MPA4808

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