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Hillside villas - Croatia Sotheby's International Realty

Hillside villas

7.250.000 €
  • 50 rooms
  • 50 bathrooms
  • 20.000 TOTAL SURFACE M2
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  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Furnished
  • Terrace
  • Balcony

The Pearl of Istria

– Investment opportunity – luxury vacation homes in Istria

– Pre-purchase of 14 new luxury villas with their own reception building and controlled access, only one kilometer from the famous medieval town of Motovun

– Enjoy the benefits of the double-digit growth in demand for holidays in luxury vacation homes in a stable and growing region of Europe

– No development risk (the villas are being sold finished and fully furnished, will have all the necessary permits and will be ready to rent)

These extraordinary, energy-efficient villas will be situated in the heart of the Istrian peninsula, only one kilometer from the famous medieval town of Motovun.

Fourteen contemporary luxury villas and a reception building will be built on an area of almost 20,000 square meters. The village will consist of five different types of villas designed by the renowned architects Scott & Brownrigg and XL Atelier.

Scott & Brownrigg villas:

2-bedroom villa: A simple but stunning one-level villa of 132 square meters consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate toilet, a spacious 40-square meter living room and kitchen, a laundry and a storage room.

4-bedroom villa: An intriguing villa of 281 square meters on two floors. The spacious 96-square meter ground floor is designed as an open space with a kitchen, a living room, a game room, two storage areas, and a separate toilet. Four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom with shower and/or bath tub, are situated on the upper floor.

XL Atelier villas

2-bedroom villa: An extraordinary villa of 176 square meters on two floors consisting of two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the first floor. A kitchen, a dining room and living room, and a separate toilet are located on the ground floor.

4-bedroom villa: An exquisite villa of 285 square meters on two floors. A spacious ground floor is designed as an open space with a kitchen and living room, two storage areas, and a separate toilet, while the upper floors have four bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom with shower and/or bath tub.

Two semi-detached villas on two floors, each of 171 square meters and their own plot. The ground floor consists of a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, one bedroom with an en suite bathroom and toilet. An additional bedroom with an en suite bathroom is located on the first floor.

Each villa will be built on its own plot covering more than 1,000 square meters. Access to the area will be restricted, providing full privacy and safety to the owners. They will be fully furnished with a kitchen and indoor and outdoor furniture, and will also include a heated swimming pool, a tiled sundeck, a generous outside seating area with a barbecue, cultivated gardens and landscaping (including mature Mediterranean trees) and two parking spaces.

The highest EU standards will be used in the construction, which will also include the use of natural materials, particularly for insulation (stone and wood, with a lot of glass walls). It is possible to add additional amenities upon request, including a larger swimming pool, a sauna, a fitness area, a fully intelligent system to provide remote access on mobile phones, a children’s playground, and a volleyball/badminton court, which are not included in the price.

With its rich history, nature, and gastronomy, but also a well-developed tourism infrastructure, Istria is considered one of the most booming European tourism markets. Over the last decade, Istrian tourism has been increasingly oriented to guests looking for 4 and 5-star accommodations and services. The demand for occupancy in Istrian holiday villas lasts from April to October.

The captivating environment and hillside position, with astonishing views of Motovun and the Mirna River valley from each plot, will also provide an the opportunity to explore this small hilltop town and give you an unforgettable experience.

The exquisite location, only 60 kilometers from Italy and 30 kilometers from Slovenia, the accessibility by car to major European cities (Vienna 510 kilometers, Munich 530 kilometers, Budapest 560 kilometers), and the proximity to international airports (Pula 60 kilometers, Trieste 100 kilometers, Ljubljana 150 kilometers, Venice 200 kilometers), only add to the attractiveness and desirability of this project.

The stunning seaside and beach are only a 20-minute drive away. Three 18-hole golf courses are within 60 kilometers (Golf Adriatic Umag 40 kilometers, Golf Trieste 60 kilometers, and Golf Brioni 60 kilometers) and famous wine cellars and top restaurants with their recognized cuisine will offer you an extraordinary culinary and oenology experience, including all of the varieties of Mediterranean seafood, like oysters from the Lim Channel, truffles and full-flavored wines and olive oils.

There are many activities in the area that will give you an insight into the Istrian lifestyle. You can go bike riding or fishing, enjoy the beaches, take part in a wine or and olive harvest, or drive around and visit the many breathtaking historical and natural sites.

Motovun also organizes many different tourist events, such as the traditional and famous film festival, a winery feast, truffle days, etc. The Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made by independent producers and is supported by Sundance Film Festival. It also includes concerts, exhibitions, photo workshops, and other attractions.

Other events that are worth mentioning include the Days of Truffles in nearby Livade (one kilometer from Motovun) and the many different wine and olive oil celebrations that take place throughout the year and are a major part of Motovun tourism offer.



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