IMPACT OF PANDEMIC AND CLIMATE CRISIS EVIDENT IN DESIGN OF NEW LUXURY HOMES AT THE CREST
-Taylor Wimpey España environmental strategy puts sustainability at heart of new homes
-The Crest offers luxury living with customisable outdoor spaces
-Climate change, nature, resources and waste all under the spotlight like never before
The way we live and the way we holiday are changing. Both the pandemic and climate change are having an impact, as leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España explains:
“The pause in international travel during the pandemic, combined with the focus on facilitating working from home, has caused us to think about how we work, live and travel in new ways. The circumstances have opened the door for longer breaks, with many families now able to combine working from home overseas with taking some time off to enjoy the sun.”
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
Fewer, longer breaks involve fewer flights than multiple short breaks. This is a key factor in enabling holidaymakers to enjoy overseas locations in a more sustainable manner. It also means that second homes are particularly well suited to those looking to minimise their impact on the environment while also getting away from the stresses of everyday life.
Of course, sustainability is about far more than the behaviour of those usingsecond homes – it is also about how they are designed and built. Taylor Wimpey Espana’s environmental strategy aims to account for a range of factors when
the company develops new properties, from water shortages and habitat degradation to the impact of increasingly extreme weather and the need to consume fewer materials.
All of this and more has been taken into consideration at The Crest, Taylor Wimpey España’s newly launched development on the Costa del Sol. Located at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa, at Benahavis, Marbella, the boutique
development of 14 luxurious, three-bedroom homes enjoys fabulous natural surroundings. The protection of that natural setting is a top priority, as is building the homes in a way that minimises their impact on the environment.
The Crest, which has an energy rating of B, has an electric water heater with an energy savings system, with the hot water supply produced by thermal solar energy. Each home also includes a parking space with preinstallation of an electric vehicle charging station.
“At The Crest, we were keen to show that homes that respect the environment can still be wonderfully luxurious. We’ve provided spacious living areas and large terraces, all nestled on a pretty hill, delivering a sense of privacy and exclusivity that is a step above other residential complexes in the area.”
Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
The Crest’s landscape-style terraces merge into the living rooms of each home, while large patio doors make the most of the natural light available and the spectacular views. The five penthouses feature amazing private solarium areas, with owners able to choose from a range of setups for different uses, including outdoor dining, sunbathing, exercise and ultimate relaxation, with the installation of a rooftop Jacuzzi. There is also a designer communal pool with a solarium area and showers at The Crest, along with prettily landscaped gardens.
The prestigious La Quinta Golf, meanwhile, provides a Mediterranean sauna, aromatic steam bath, Hammam, hydromassage, aqua-therapy, eight wellness treatment rooms and a fitness centre, in addition to its outstanding golf and
“The high specification homes at The Crest are very well suited to the prominence of La Quinta. This is a superb new development; we anticipate demand for these homes will be particularly strong.”