In a world obsessed with perfection, Casa Flotante features five magnificent bedrooms that stand as a celebration of imperfection and a stunning
architectural wonder. The 523 m² contemporary-style villa sits on a 4,139 m² plot is nestled in the tranquil hills of Benahavis, this house beautifully combines the fluidity of water with a smartly passive design featuring high thermal mass exposed concrete. Approaching the house through a manicured tree-lined driveway, you are greeted by a 500-year-old olive tree and a lush yucca, both bearing witness to the winds of the Andalusian plains. A natural bamboo bridge floats over water, leading to the grand entrance, where a breathtaking sight unfolds.
A magnificent 20-foot-tall ficus bonsai stands serenely in a reflective pool, playfully engaged with a waterfall and the filtered sunlight from a glass ceiling above. The influence of architectural legends Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe is evident in the design, with Casa Flotante seemingly floating on multiple water bodies that gracefully run through the house. A floating bridge connects the east and west wings, housing the private suites and a study adorned with memorabilia from around the world, including a piece of the moon. This residence caters to various interests, whether you're a football fan, a golfer, a music enthusiast, or a Tintin and Captain Haddock aficionado.
The main suite is a marvel, featuring two separate dressers with an interconnected design by Italian house Febal Casa. These dressers open up to a private garden with majestic conifers and the scent of wild jasmines, creating a royal dressing experience in front of a floor-to-ceiling back-lit mirror. The shower area in the suite is nothing short of spectacular, boasting a retractable glass ceiling for a unique midnight bath under the stars. Luxurious bronze Noken accessories add to the opulence of the modern linear design.
Continuing through the house on dark oak wide panels, you encounter a master bed that inclines, massages, and even charges your phone. The ambiance is enhanced by the warm glow of two gorgeous Tom Dixon melt lights in a rust orange hue. Within the property, there is a serene Japanese garden, providing the perfect spot to reflect over a cup of green matcha tea. A melting mirror hanging from the concrete ceiling creates a whimsical effect, reminiscent of Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Crossing a floating bridge with a waterfall on one side and a thick green moss-covered wall on the other, you are transported to a magical world, where rolling hills beyond a single pane of glass further add to the enchanting experience. Casa Flotante invites you to step into your own magical world. The living spaces are designed for comfort and elegance, with a cozy living room featuring a fireplace and ample natural light. The house is adorned with top brands and products, including Italian wall art made of stabilized moss.