Las Lomas del Marbella Club Pueblo is a development that was built over 18 years. Its first houses were finished in 1974, with more houses built year on year until its final completion back in 1992. Upon completion, the development comprised 92 properties in total.
A Brief History
The pioneering development team was led by American born, charismatic Bill Genske, MD and owner of “Bloques San Pablo” (a manufacturer of building materials in Seville), and his able foreman, Emilio Fajardo. The development’s designer-architect was the well-known artist and craftsman, Donald Grey, who was also responsible for the design of the highly successful La Virginia village in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
I met Bill Genske before I moved to Spain, in 1972, when he visited our Washington office just after he had bought the land and was planning his first houses. Bill and his wife Sylvia became close personal friends after we moved to Marbella in 1973, and Panorama was instrumental, over the years, in selling many of the homes that he built.
Location, location, location
Las Lomas Pueblo, (as the name might suggest) is located in and right at the beginning of the Urbanization Las Lomas del Marbella Club. This is found in the middle of Marbella’s Golden Mile, opposite the Hotel Puente Romano, above the Mosque and adjacent to the Palace Al Riyadh – belonging to Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
The concept of Las Lomas Pueblo is that of a typical, original Andalusian village with winding streets and classic traditional village house façades and patios, wrought iron on the windows, wooden shutters inside, brick fireplaces and warm sun-baked clay earth tiles on the floors, in most of the homes.
Many of the houses were sold off-plan, where the owner designed the interior layout together with Bill Genske’s team, while the exteriors were left untouched from Donald Grey’s design. It is not an estate where sea views are prominent, but the strength of Las Lomas Pueblo is its outstanding architecture and fantastic location.
Given the age of many of the homes in Las Lomas Pueblo, most of them have been refurbished in recent years. The community is very well run and the village is immaculately maintained; there is a heated community pool in the autumn and spring months, a clubhouse, and administration office.
The wonderful position of Las Lomas Pueblo and its proximity to the beach, some 900 meters, and to Marbella Town and Puerto Banús, adds to its attraction in making it one of the most desirable residential areas in Marbella.