Country life + modern style = the perfect home
November 28, 2012
This fantastic modern villa in a peaceful countryside location near the beaches of Jávea, Costa Blanca, has recently been reduced in price to €995.000 – see our video for a closer look.
If you’re in the market for a villa, the choice is usually between the convenience and comfort of a modern home in the suburbs, or the rustic charm of a country property. A decent villa will always be set upon a sizeable piece of land that offers privacy and a certain degree of tranquillity, but for many who crave the natural sights, sounds and rhythms of the countryside the compromise made to easy access to shops, schools and jobs is a hard price to pay. What’s more, if you like the country life, but prefer modern styles to rustic ones, your options may be limited.
The old town of Javea in Spain’s Costa Blanca is a beautiful historic country town at the edge of a fertile agricultural valley ringed by mountain ranges and pine forest, all of this within close range of a sweeping bay washed by the waters of the western Mediterranean. This diversity of landscape gives Javea its character, and it also forms the basis of the town’s unusually broad choice of residential areas and lifestyle options.
A modern home in a rustic setting
The proximity to the town and indeed such facilities as beaches, golf courses and the lively seaside promenades notwithstanding, this villa enjoys the true serenity and beauty of country life combined with the ease of modern-day facilities. Ensconced within a private close surrounded by orchards and fields, it has all the trappings of a modern residential villa, but with so much more to offer. Enter through the modern gate and a stylishly designed architectural house opens up before you. Though spacious, the grounds are designed with easy maintenance in mind, balancing attractive lawns and tall trees with a striking Japanese garden with exquisite bonsai shrubs and trees.
The modern front door in solid wood leads the way to a cool central hall that offers efficient access to the various parts of the home without the need for long, narrow corridors that eat up space. The light of a modern stained glass window plays upon the cool marble as you look towards a minimalist Italian kitchen and breakfast room with views to the garden. Straight ahead is the living area with a spacious and easy-flowing distribution between dining room and a breezy living room that looks out over the terrace and swimming pool.
Follow the stairs up to the chrome-railed gallery on the first floor and you come to two spaciously set bedrooms with built-in dressing room and modern bathroom. The main suite does its name proud, with an impressive walk-in closet area and the kind of bathroom found on the pages of architectural magazines. From this elevated position the vistas are across the garden and surrounding orchards to outlying hills and the pretty town.
Though fitted with every imaginable modern comfort, from under floor heating and climate control to so-called Domotics system that allows you to regulate security, irrigation, lighting and shutters at the touch of a button, the most attractive of this home’s many charms is its setting within an environment that offers exceptional quality of life. The large terrace with its modern decking and stylish swimming pool is evidence of this lifestyle, which focuses on the outdoors for a large part of the year and is simple made for entertaining.
For a closer look at this remarkable modern home, view our video.