This property covering 32 hectares in the hills above Marbella fits every cinematic image of what a grand Andalusian estate should be, from the palatial layout to the Moorish details in every room. If Antonio Banderas is portraying a Spanish tycoon plotting the overthrow of the world, this is his home.
The estate, which carries a €25 million price tag, is located 3 kilometers from the coast in Estepona, about an hour’s drive from the Málaga airport.
There are two large houses on the property, but the main house is known as “La Madrugada”, described in the listing as “an imposing classic mansion of traditional Spanish architectural style with high ceilings, stone arches and antique fountains, built around a grand central courtyard.”
The main house features seven bedrooms, with a separate staff cottage and, the promotional materials take great pains to point out, a carp lake. Pictures of the interior illustrate the detail and classic styling in each room.
The second house features more Moorish elements and includes nine bedrooms, a separate “shepherd’s cottage,” a garage big enough to handle 30 cars and “an al fresco dining area overlooking the lake,” which we assume is the aforementioned carp lake. The residences cover a total of 960 square meters, a fraction of the overall estate, which is billed for its “privacy and security,” as well as the rustic setting and wildlife.
The price tag will certainly make many prospective buyers pause, but it’s probably not far out of line, considering the size of the land plot. The owners are willing to sell the main house and 20 hectares separately with an asking price of €15 million, state agent Lucas Fox notes.