La Zagaleta

This magnificent home has been designed from the inside out, making the size and shape of the room fit the way the owners want to live, rather than the other way around, with all the lifestyle compromises that entails.

First impressions can mean love at first sight (especially when buying a property), and who could not walk into this house without falling in love with it immediately? The initial view takes your eye straight through the house to the terrace, over the infinity pool to the sparkling Mediterranean beyond. It doesn’t get much better than that.

In the formal lounge the six-metre high vertical garden brings nature inside as a huge organic work of art. The dining room is warm, intimate, bright and comfortable, with a wall of glass separating inside from out.

The family kitchen/dining room is really the family get-together room (complete with television area and terrace) where traditional walls have been broken down. Just the right blend of cool design and usefulness, just the right atmosphere for playing in, cooking in and eating in. If every house were so designed, there would be less room in this world for family dysfunction.

In this family home traditional walls have been broken down