Design trends flow like ebb and tide, forever evolving and refining. The latest one began some ten years ago and returned familiar clean, white tones to the Costa del Sol – albeit now with the sleek, right-angled geometry of modern/futuristic architecture. Now, almost a decade on and the starkness of modern minimalism has softened somewhat in Marbella homes, with less focus on glass, rectangular layouts, flat roofs and lacquered finishes.
While the open-plan interior distribution seems here to stay in Marbella property and panoramic windows are now edged in more classical framing, sparse white interiors have largely been replaced by a very contemporary and refined yet also warmer and more homely décor. Industrial steel and concrete finishes remain popular among individual homebuilders, but matt wooden floors and furniture pieces are stealing the show right now, adding solidity and warmth to Marbella homes.
Gradually too, Mediterranean rooflines and tiles have made at least a partial comeback, blending in nicely with modern/contemporary architectural styling in a process that has reduced the austere perfection of the earlier modern houses and replaced it with a more sympathetic, more natural feel that is strongly influenced by Scandinavian design principles and the concept of hygge, best translated from Danish as ‘stylish homeliness’.
A new kind of inclusive modernity
The new properties for sale in Marbella are therefore still thoroughly modern and sophisticated, with the latest technologies and comforts contained within, but they feel a little less sterile and appeared to have found a balance between modern efficiency and style on the one hand, and cosiness, sensory comfort and sustainable development on the other. By drawing on nature in this way and bringing it into the house, we also increase the sense of wellbeing a home exudes.
There are some fine examples of this kind of property in Marbella, Marbella Hills Homes’ own area of specialist expertise, and we’re proud to present a new generation of stunning modern homes for sale that represent the best of the latest global design trends. One example is this timeless modern Mediterranean four-bedroom villa in Haza del Conde, Nueva Andalucía, which blends sleek design with traditional Spanish elements such as terracotta tiles, an open fireplace and solid wooden furniture detailing in the current style.
This sophisticated villa in El Paraiso Alto similarly blends Mediterranean plaster and stone with modern architecture, as well as richly veined marble and natural wood in a fully contemporary home with stunning views.
There are many more superb examples of stylish homes for sale in Marbella, so contact us now with your property wishes and style preferences, and we’ll find the ideal modern style property for you.