The lure of Marbella, the exclusive enclave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, continues to hold sway. Perhaps being based in the region has given interior design studio UDesign an understanding of creating luxury homes for the international elite who decide to nest here. Their latest project, the Villa Nuraya, would certainly suggest so. Extraordinary in scope and eclecticism, Villa Nuraya unfolds over a high point in Marbella’s hilly hinterland. The stunning new project is aptly called ‘A House of Beauty’, and Interior Design Magazines is here to let you know all about it. Are you ready?
Its clean, linear form is softened with spectacular landscaping in the shape of a series of gardens that wrap around and continue inside the home. Some houses are so unlike anything we’ve seen before, so extraordinarily beautiful, that they could, with a forgivable amount of hyperbole, be called works of art.
The lounge is curated with unique designs such as autumn breeze artefacts, a floating stairway cutting through the wall, and tinge detailing of gold, silver, and mercury. The purple knotty sofa is signed by Claes Oldenburg
The beauty starts at the entrance, naturally, but this is really a kind of hors d’oeuvre to the full-course interior. We walk inside from a garden to a garden, which is to say, the garden is also inside the house, on both sides as one walks through the main entrance. The delightful difficulty here is not knowing exactly where the garden ends and the interior begins, because we designed it true to our concept of warm-weather residential architecture: inside/outside design. One is never quite sure exactly which is which. We also designed it wide and long, so more rooms enjoy the views, and this is one of the key aspects of this symmetrical, largely transparent property.
This luxury home was designed for someone who loves both entertaining and simply being with family and friends. It was also designed for an art lover, somebody who can appreciate the immense effort and creativity that has gone into every detail of the house and everything in it.
While the exterior may recall international modernism, the interior is all about European culture, art, and fine materials all chosen, crafted, and placed to form a dazzling mise-en-scène.
White, marble, and metallic surfaces contrast with an abundance of sea and garden views throughout the home and are punctuated by museum-worthy art and design pieces too numerous to mention.
The owner of this luxury home will be a person who loves both entertaining and simply being with family and friends. It will also be an art lover, somebody who can appreciate the immense effort and creativity that has gone into every detail of the house and everything in it. It is a villa of great beauty filled with beauty, and more importantly, it is a home to be enjoyed.