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 from 1995. In 1996 she completed a Real Estate Management course in Les Heures University Barcelona, and 2005 earned an MBA in Spanish Real Estate Management. She is a member of the GIPE a professional association for qualified Real Estate agents in Spain and registered with the CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professional.

Modern & contemporary properties in Marbella

Frontline beach apartment in New Golden Mile

A stunning four-bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the New Golden Mile of Estepona and within a short drive to all amenities like restaurants, bars, and shops and with panoramic frontline sea views.The luxury …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 288 m² build

3.200.000 Ref. MPA4417

Frontline beach, first floor apartment in Emare, Estepona

Frontline beach, four-bedroom apartment on a luxury development in the New Golden Mile, Estepona. Within a recently finished development, this apartment offers four en-suite bedrooms and guest toilet; 300 sqm built and a …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 300 m² build

2.990.000 Ref. MPA4420

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Benahavis, Impressive Villa under construction with panoramic views

Impressive Villa under construction with panoramic views

Chosen as the Best Architecture Single Residence this villa is located just a few minutes from the coastline and it is walking distance to the picturesque village of La Heredia.A perfect combination of privacy and …

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1.323 m² build
  • 3.550 m² plot

7.495.000 Ref. MPV4412

Villa in El Paraíso with panoramic views

Contemporary villa, recently built in the new Golden Mile, and the well-known golf residential area of El Paraíso.The villa is built over three levels and enjoys panoramic views towards the coastline, the sea and the …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 677 m² build
  • 2.100 m² plot

3.450.000 Ref. MPV4402

New luxury project on the beachfront in Estepona

A new development of only 14 apartments with a choice of one, two, three, and four bedrooms to include a triplex penthouse. The high specs and qualities combined with the modern architecture and layout make this a unique …

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 87 m² build

680.000 Ref. MPA4385

Beachfront luxury project in Estepona

An off-plan development of only 14 units with a choice of one to four bedrooms apartments, including a ground floor property and a triplex penthouse with panoramic views. The modern design and the high qualities and specs …

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 166 m² build

3.500.000 Ref. MPA4386

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