A magnificent 8-bedroom Puerto Banus beach estate featuring a work by Pablo Picasso will go up for auction today.
Previously owned by a renowned flamenco dancer, Antonio 'El Bailarin' Ruiz Soler, the Costa del Sol luxury property includes a swimming pool with a hand-painted sketch by his close friend, the world-famous Malagueñan artist Picasso.
The exclusive beachfront property features traditional Andalucian architecture and exceptional unbroken views over the Mediterranean. With Greco-Roman inspired fixtures including polished stone floors and marble columned fireplaces and archways, the sale provides a lucrative opportunity for the discerning buyer.
Entirely rebuilt and renovated 8 years ago, the spacious and airy living room includes a baby grand piano, a wide screen home cinema and a dining room that can seat up to 20 guests. The master bedroom offers vast sleeping quarters, with a private sitting room, two bathrooms and a walk-in dressing room. Each of the 5 double bedrooms are equally well appointed with en-suite bathrooms and stunning views.
The lower level features an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a large bar area with a private discotheque.
Each level of the luxury property is serviced by a lift and separate guest 'Casitas' offer additional bedrooms and kitchens.
Picasso's sketch of a dancer with extended arms and a pointed toe covers the entire base of the pool, with a personal inscription 'Para Antonio', signed and dated October 29, 1961.
The villa is just a 5 minute walk away from Puerto Banus and will be auctioned with no reserve price, though it has previously been on the market for 15 million euros. Bidding will close on May 31st, is being handled by Concierge Auction and is among the most exclusive luxury villas for sale on the Costa del Sol.