Las Lomas Pueblo: Article
Las Lomas Pueblo is a development built over 18 years, with the first houses finished in 1974, building a few houses every year until it was fully completed in 1992, comprising 92 properties in total. The pioneer development team was led by American born, charismatic Bill Genske, MD and owner of the developing company “Bloques San Pablo” (a manufacturer of building materials in Seville) along with his able foreman, Emilio Fajardo. The designer-architect was the well-known artist and craftsman, Donald Grey, who had also designed the highly successful La Virginia village, nearer to the edge of Marbella Town, in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
I met Bill Genske in fact before I moved to Spain, in 1972, when he visited our Washington office just after having bought the land and during the planning stage of 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.
Las Lomas Pueblo, (as the name might suggest) is located in and right at the beginning of the Urbanization Las Lomas del Marbella Club, in the middle of the 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. See our article on Las Lomas del Marbella Club by clicking here
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 in accordance with his own criteria together with Bill Genske’s team, with the exteriors left untouched from Donald Grey’s design. It is not an estate where sea views are prominent: the strength of Las Lomas Pueblo is its outstanding exterior architecture and “original village” impression coupled with its great 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 immaculately maintained, with a heated community pool in the autumn and spring months, 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 to make it one of the most desirable residential areas of its type in Marbella.