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International Property: Spain

Torre Bermeja

The good news is that standards of design and construction in Marbella have risen enormously in recent years, especially at the top end of the market. Danish-backed Torre Bermeja on Marbella’s ‘New Golden Mile’ between San Pedro and Estepona is a twin development of the impressive Cabo Bermeja complex designed by Melvin Villaroel Roldan – now 99% completed and sold out. Due for completion in 2003, Torre Bermeja will have 109 2,3 or 4 bedroom apartments at prices ranging from around ?300,000 for two bedrooms, to just under ?1 million for a spectacular 3 or 4 bedroom penthouse.

UK agents for Torre Bermeja:

Knight Frank International

Tel: (+ 44 207 7629 8171)

Altos de Puente Romano

At a new Spanish-backed development of individual villas at Altos de Puente Romano, where buyers have a choice of 3 interesting house designs by well-known local architects Marcos Sainz, Miguel Oriol and Rafael Gomez Martin.

Marcos Sainz has a striking design for a 3-4 bedroom villa with a huge open plan reception room, priced at the sterling equivalent of ?730,000.

UK agents for Altos de Puente Romano:

Hamptons International

Tel: (+ 44 7493 8787)

Cortijo de San Cristobal

Higher up the mountain still, an outlay of around ?2 million will buy the quintessentially Spanish Cortijo de San Cristobal, an immaculate 2-storey, 7-bedroom house with a total of 514 sq.metres of living space, and excellent equestrian facilities. Surrounded by 7.7 hectares of land on Los Altos de Los Monteros, the cortijo has breathtaking views of the coastline as far as Gibraltar and across to North Africa.

UK agents for Cortijo de San Cristobal:

Hamptons International/LaZagaleta

Tel: (+ 34 952 855450)

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