Spanish Romance: The Allure of Andalusia
Moorish-influenced arches, lemon groves and sun-dappled courtyards... these are just a few of Andalusia's many charms. We take a journey through Spanish elegance and vibrance by visiting a few BoutiqueHomes in the region.
We love this contrast of these ochre and white walls covered by a lace of bright bougainvillea. And we could easily spend our days oscillating between the plunge pool and rooftop, where sunset offers distant views out to Africa.
Winner of the award for "Best Rural Escape in Spain" in the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List for 2019 and 2020, this estate features bleached adobe construction, beamed ceilings, and a curvaceous, Gaudi-inspired outdoor cooking console. In short, it's well-deserving of its accolades.
This chic resort villa has a wonderful sense of fun. Beach ball-colored accents play well with natural shapes and rounded lines, and space allows for up to twelve guests. If you like this tableau, you really must click to see the bright pink poolhouse.
An old farmhouse with a stunning contemporary makeover; here, simple luxuries add up to a deep calm amid the oak, fig and olive orchards. A Netherlands-based designer masterfully retained its rural appeal; let both history and luxury soak into your bones.
Our view of how a vacation might look on the sunny Costa del Sol: glittering, poolside and rooted in 1970s glamour. This laid-back villa is a gleaming restoration by a Flemish family, with amenities that call up resort vibes.
In this case, opportunity doesn't knock, it just walks on through and out to the brink of the African coast and the Moroccan Rif mountains. Let it take you with it, and remember reading this when you stand there, listening to the ships' horns blow as they sail along the Straits en route to the ocean.
This 15th-century house has undergone a dramatic modern transformation while keeping all the right threads of history intact. The centerpiece is a double-height living area that overlooks the terraced pool area, casting a gorgeous amber glow come evenings.
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