What exactly is a designer villa?

While we are constantly bombarded by freshly-coined terms that define emerging trends and concepts, we are often ignorant of their meaning and content. “Designer villa” might sound luxurious and somewhat sophisticated, but what does it actually mean?

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5 wild animals you can expect to see in the mountains of Vista Lago

One of the more thrilling aspects about living in nature is the beautiful fauna you often encounter on your walks around the Benahavís mountains.

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Tee Time!

The Open de España (October 3 – 6) marks the start of the golfing season in Spain. Giles Brown previews the tournament and some of the big names competing, and picks out some of the top classic courses in Andalucía.

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Keep it Bright!

Looking for some modern tunes to brighten up your perfect day in the sunshine? Marbella radio presenter Giles Brown shares the songs that are on heavy repeat on his playlist.

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Marbella is an investment choice that improves quality of life

Taking into account current economic trends, international rankings and the areas unique offering, we look at Marbella as an investment opportunity.

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Have you any idea what a “Passive House” is?

Thanks to the Passive House standard, luxury no longer needs to be associated with excessive use of resources and environmental negligence.

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Villa Alcuzcuz, where luxury meets sustainability

Luxury, in design and architecture, is often associated with excessive use of resources and environmental negligence. We were always taught to admire buildings and structures that defied physical and human laws, such as the Pyramids, the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum, but we've moved on over recent years. Concepts like sustainable development, green architecture and ergonomic design have now become less exceptional and more part of our everyday conversation. Bright is proud to present its own unique blend of luxury and contextual thinking: Villa Alcuzcuz, Marbella’s first luxury Passive House.

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Top 5 places to discover on the Ronda Road

Visiting the pueblos blancos, or white villages of Andalucía, makes a great road trip. Here are the top 5 to discover on the Ronda Road.

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Viva Vista Lago!

Vista Lago Residences comprises 18 design-led villas in one of the most perfect locations in the world. Overlooking a lake and the Mediterranean Sea beyond, with views of the Rock of Gibraltar and Africa; surrounded by beautiful mountainous terrain that does not obscure the sun, within short driving distance of the largely uninhabited hinterland leading up to Ronda but not more than 15 minutes drive to Puerto Banús and the other stylish urban centres along the coast, this is an exceptional location in an exceptional part of Southern Europe.

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Top-5 pieces of art in Vista Lago Residences

The design team of Vista Lago Residences paid an equal amount of attention to the selection of art for each villa as they have done for the designer furniture. Subtle but irreplaceable, art is found everywhere – in the form of paintings, murals, and even lighting. Vista Lago Residences is a luxury development of 18 design-led villas in one of the most perfect locations in the world.

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Introducing Vista Lago Residences

Vista Lago Residences is a development of 18 luxury villas located 12 minutes from the coast and 15 minutes from Puerto Banús on one of the highest south-oriented plots of El Real de la Quinta. Exceptional positional design allows for views over a lake, mountains, golf courses, the Spanish coastline to Gibraltar and the continent of Africa beyond, all while sitting in your lounge.

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Introducing Villa Alcuzcuz

The 1,200 square metre Villa Alcuzcuz is Marbella's first avant-garde luxury house designed and built under Passive House regulations and standards. Just five minutes from the coast and ten minutes from Marbella, it is located in the gated community of the exclusive Reserva de Alcuzcuz, on the Ronda road.

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Brilliant ideas for better living – this is Bright

The Andalusian Style, they called it, and it was, and still is, beautiful architecture. But over recent years the trend in the Marbella area has been towards a different kind of beauty: the contemporary. Each makes its own demands on interior design, the first largely involving dusty old furniture stores; the second, interior designers. But much interior design now focuses on wellbeing, too often at the expense of aesthetics. Bright is a development company that aims to fix the problem.

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