A swimming pool signed by Pablo Picasso is going up for auction.
Concierge Auctions is to sell a luxury villa occupying a coveted beachfront position in the sought-after Puerto Banus area, Marbella, Spain. The plot was formerly owned by renowned Spanish Flamenco dancer, Antonio El Bailarín, a close friend of Pablo Picasso. The artist, a frequent visitor to Bailarín’s home, signed the bottom of the outdoor swimming pool at El Martinete in the 1960s, bequeathing the property a truly unique piece of artistic heritage. The villa, originally listed at €15million ($20-Million), will sell without reserve to the highest bidder on 31 May. Bidding will open on 29 May.
Inspired by Renaissance architecture, the villa offers the ideal home for entertaining. A grand foyer, complete with marble columns and moulded ceilings, leads to the modern kitchen, reception rooms including a formal dining room seating 20, indoor pool with sauna, bar, party room, home office and five luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. All four floors are serviced by a lift, including the roof terrace with kitchen, dining area, bbq and hot tub, offering spectacular views. Additional outdoor areas include exotically landscaped gardens and a raised beach terrace, a rare feature for properties in the area with direct, private access to the beach. Two guest houses offer a further three bedrooms and three bathrooms and there is additional staff accommodation. Underground car parking for up to six cars is available.
Puerto Banús is one of the most famous marinas in Europe and is home to a wide selection of restaurants, hotels and boutiques. Marbella is reached in 15 minutes by road and Malaga Airport, offering international flights, in 40 minutes.
“Beachfront properties are rare in this sought-after area of Southern Spain and beachfront villas offering this level of luxury living even more so,” stated Charlie Smith, European advisor for Concierge Auctions. “El Martinete is truly unique. The buyer of the villa will not just be purchasing one of the region’s most prestigious properties, but also a one-of-kind piece of art, in the unusual feature of the swimming pool, signed by Pablo Picasso himself.”
The property is open for preview daily, from 1pm to 4pm, or by appointment. To book an appointment or to register to participate in the sale, visit www.conciergeauctions.com.