A house on the Costa del Sol

A house on the Costa del Sol

An open structure to the outside and its distribution, in which the open spaces stand out, characterize this house located in Cascada de Camoján, one of the most exclusive areas of the Costa del Sol.

The developer Green Life States was responsible for Imara residential complex, where this house is located, which enjoys splendid views of the Sierra Blanca and the Mediterranean. The facade, of concrete plastered with cement mortar and stone paint, alternate these finishes with warm woods that seek to maintain harmony with the environment and local culture. From the interior the South African architect Stefan Antoni dealt with great success -author also of the complex- who opted to locate common environments in open spaces and communicated with each other; the kitchen, the dining room, the living area and the office share the same open floor plan, delimited only by architectural elements such as small slopes or a wide arch-shaped opening. Large windows run around the perimeter of the house, open to the terrace and give way to light. The decoration, with multiple winks to African culture, he ran in charge of the Elements Living team, who focused on the range of roasted as a neutral base for all environments. The tables, on the other hand, enhance their presence thanks to their resounding satin black finish, an excellent way to ensure depth in the spaces. With these premises, studied touches of color in textiles and accessories provide the balance and dynamism necessary to each space.

The first floor houses spacious south-facing bedrooms, which guarantees the presence of natural light during the day.

The magnificent views of the garden and terrace they become an extension of the rooms thanks to the large windows that characterize the construction. As for the decoration, the goal was to get relaxing and very cool areas, perfect for summer rest. This floor also houses two bathrooms, one with a large shower and another with a bathtub. The marble coverings were completed with bamboo carpets to encourage, also here, the feeling of freshness and tranquility present throughout the house.

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The gathering area was organized around a large fireplace. This was located in a lower plane with respect to the dining room, next to the windows, to enjoy the views. Two large facing sofas and a pair of armchairs make up the seating area. The sofas and coffee table, lacquered in black, are designs by architect Stefan Antoni. The wooden side tables are a souvenir of a trip to Mozambique.

Outdoor lounge

A treated wooden pergola softens the presence of concrete on the porch and provides a pleasant shade to this space. The weather - tempered practically throughout the year on this coast - prompted the owners to create a second outdoor lounge. To do this, the porch that was equipped with a sofa, a bench, a table and two teak sun loungers and raw canvas was reserved.

Details in the lounge

The cushions and cushions take center stage. In addition to putting the color note on the sofas they serve as an improvised seat in its XXL version. An informal and very practical proposal, since it allows to expand the seating area, especially in summer. On the coffee table a couple of vases from Elements Living. In the background, the large window dressed in wooden blinds and natural silk curtains, from Pedroso & Osorio.

Shared spaces

The ground floor remained completely clear; In this way, the light reaches the last corner. Only some architectural details mark the separation between the environments; Here we see how a large office was installed behind one of the sofas. An arc-shaped opening marks the visual separation reinforced by the change of color on the wall and by the curtain, also made with the same slightly curved shape. In the background, desk and grid shelf, both black lacquered, for sale in Elements Living.

Kitchen, dining room and lounge

The absence of walls and the use of a single color range facilitated the fusion of environments in the same space. The differentiation of each space was achieved through structural elements; for example, the living room and dining room remain in different planes, separated by three steps. A plaster molding on the ceiling also helps to sort the environments and serves, at the same time, to hide the points of light and the air conditioning ducts. Lacquered black dining table and chairs, from Elements Living.

The kitchen

Being almost completely open to the living room and dining room, the kitchen cabinets and appliances were chosen in matt stainless steel, a discreet and easy to integrate material. With this choice the visual continuity that is obtained from the living area is complete. The extractor hood, oven and microwave are from the Bosch firm.

Kitchen furniture

The kitchen cabinets are Snaidero's Idea 2000 model.


The upholstered bed in sand and bedside tables, made of wood and cube-shaped, are a creation of Stefan Antoni. Long-haired cushions, from Elements Living. Blanket with green fringes, from Zara Home. The photograph treated and framed on the wall was acquired in the Fabian Fryns gallery. The calm and pleasant atmosphere is also accentuated with the correct choice of colors. A base in the range of toasts, with details in chocolate tone that give it depth, and others in green to refresh, harmonize perfectly.

The main room

Perhaps its greatest attraction is the splendid terrace, shared with the adjoining bedroom, and with incredible views. This characteristic definitely marked the decoration of a space in which light tones predominate with the aim of enhancing the already abundant natural light. The choice of materials is essential in the rest area. Here the warm finish of natural wood predominates; a durable and combinable choice with almost everything.

The fabrics in the bedroom

The tissues are responsible for the balance between freshness and warmth. Well-chosen Chenillas, a carpet of short-haired wool and openwork cotton curtains merge with each other perfectly and wrap the bedroom in its right measure without visually reloading the space.

The bathrooms

Natural tones are also protagonists in the two bathrooms of the house. Marble cladding, wooden furniture and bamboo carpets, turn these spaces into intimate redoubts perfectly integrated into the decoration of the house.


Flown wooden furniture made to measure by a carpenter. Ovale model washbasins, from Ideal Standard. The toilet and bidet belong to the Starck II series, from the Duravit firm.


Natural woods, tan and green colors cause a visual continuity between the exterior and the interior.