If a perch where the Mediterranean stretches along the horizon is on your scorecard, cast your eyes toward this contemporary villa set in a golf course development in Dénia, an all-season coastal community in Valencia, Spain.
Wide beaches, turquoise water and Iberian ruins on the surrounding hillsides are among the draws to this popular tourist destination.
A Moorish castle dating to the 11th century overlooks the city. Sailboats fill the marinas. Restaurants hum with live music.
Dénia, in the Alicante Province, holds the distinction of being a UNESCO City of Gastronomy for its preservation of distinctive recipes and food traditions.
Authentically Valencian, with a culture and language distinct from Spain, the beach town and historic trading port is set between the larger hubs of the cities of Valencia and Alicante. Both are slightly more than an hour away by taxi, bus or car.
People relocating from Los Angeles can expect everyday meals and beer to cost less than half of what they’d spend in the states, according to comparisons at Numbeo.com. Gasoline and jeans, however, will run more. As Spanish towns go, the cost of living is less than Madrid or Barcelona.
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And did we mention there’s golf? Set on just under an acre, the resort home is in La Sella, a golf and hotel enclave with expansive views of Montgó mountain and the 27-hole course.
The blocky, white house emphasizes horizontal lines while cantilevered concrete adds to the Modernist effect. Sliding walls of glass complete the tie to Midcentury design.
The 3,250 square feet of living space is spread across three stories. In the current configuration, there are two family bedrooms and three staff quarters for a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
At ground level, the home is accessed by way of an automatic wooden door that opens to a hall and elevator. This floor also contains staff suites.
The upper two stories encompass the main living area, a dining room, a sitting room and a state-of-the-art kitchen with a prep and cooking island. Rooms open to a landscaped terrace or a balcony.
Beside the terrace is a library that connects to an office and a guest bathroom.
The primary bedroom features a lounge, two dressing areas and a marble bathroom. Two living areas and a terrace adjoin the suite.
The illuminated swimming pool has a self-cleaning system and is surrounded by a teak deck. Amenities include a five-car garage, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a gym and changing rooms with a shower.
Kermes oak, walnut trees, orange and lemon trees, as well as aromatic plants, fill the garden.
Air conditioning and underfloor heating, an alarm system, CCTV video surveillance and electric blinds are among other features.
Don’t forget to pack your nine iron.