A $2-Million Spanish Villa In Valencia Is Rock Solid

This traditional Spanish-style villa in Rocafort's gated Santa Bárbara community is made of solid carved stone (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

This traditional Spanish-style villa in the town of Rocafort in Valencia, Spain, looks as though it rose from the mass of rocks below.

In fact, stones extracted from the property between the 14th and 16th centuries were used to construct landmark buildings in the nearby city of Valencia. The lower portion of the property displays some 500 years of cuts made into the bedrock.

rustic home in spain built from carved bedrock stone exterior patio

The home sits elevated from neighbors in the Santa Bárbara residential neighborhood (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

The house itself, perched on the upper level of a two-tier lot, was built by craftsmen over a six-year period. Elevated from neighbors in the Santa Bárbara residential neighborhood, the solid home is made of carved stone.

Thick wooden beams and exposed rafters provide support for the structure, which is embellished with wrought-iron accents, wood doors and exterior window shutters.

home in rocafort spain with exposed wooden beams and rafters

Thick wooden beams and exposed rafters provide support for the structure (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

Roomy patios are set beneath the deep shade of the eaves to create outdoor living areas. Terraces and brick-paved courtyard space add to the indoor-outdoor functionality of the 960-square-meter (more than 10,300-square-foot) home.

Although renovated in 2012, the overall décor retains an appealing rusticity.

living room topped with beamed ceilings in rocafort valencia spain

Beamed ceilings carry throughout the main living areas (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

Part of the remodeling work updated the four en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor. The top floor contains an additional bedroom suite with a bathroom, a dressing room and a lounge area. It opens to a terrace.

Beamed ceilings carry throughout the main living areas, including the formal living and dining rooms.

formal dining room in a rustic villa in rocafort valencia spain

Bands of picture windows in the dining room take in mountain and garden views (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

At the heart of the house is a Mediterranean-style kitchen with high ceilings, terracotta floors and decorative tile accents. There’s enough room to accommodate a dining table for a casual meal of paella, the rice dish for which the area is known.

Next to the kitchen is a staff room with its own entrance.

kitchen area in a rustic stone villa in rocafort valencia spain

The Mediterranean-style kitchen and eating area with high ceilings, terracotta floors and decorative tile accents (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

At 3,039 square meters, or about three-quarters of an acre, the property would be large enough to accommodate a swimming pool near the house where there is currently a terrace. The lower portion of the lot could be used for a sports court.

David Tornero of Inmobiliaria Rimontgo is the listing agent. The asking price is 1.7 million Euros or slightly more than US $2 million.

rustic villa in spain exterior windows patio

The property measures about three-quarters of an acre in size and can support a swimming pool and/or sports court (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

The gated Santa Bárbara community, developed beginning in the 1950s, has tree-lined streets, 24-hour security and a social club.

A nearby membership-only country club offers tennis courts, a swimming pool, a lake and an upscale restaurant. A tennis academy, a variety of eateries and a natural pool are also in the vicinity.

rustic stone villa in gated santa barbara residential community in spain

The gated Santa Bárbara community, developed beginning in the 1950s, has tree-lined streets, 24-hour security and a social club (INMOBILIARIA RIMONTGO).

Rocafort is about 10 kilometers, or 6 miles, from the city of Valencia. The Valencia and Alicante airports serve the region.

Author

During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.

Properties You Might Also Like

EUR 18,900,000 (US $22,455,116)
Puerto De Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Luxury estate in private residence

EUR 4,450,000 (US $5,287,051)
Puerto De Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Magnificent family villa within walking distance of the port

EUR 8,500,000 (US $10,098,862)
Costa D'en Blanes, Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful modern villa in Costa den Blanes

Related