Studying the surroundings and the terrain around the home is crucial to deciding upon different types of flora that best fit the property. During the building process, we take care not to damage the natural habit and existing plants and trees. This is extremely important. Based on this, and open, naturally, according to owners’ wishes, we start to create a unique, personal ambience for the home.
“The purpose of landscaping is to create nooks and crannies on the plot where nature can flourish, and inhabitants can linger. An east-facing terrace is a perfect spot for breakfast as the sun rises, while west facing terrace is the place to spend the evenings”, says Antonio Ortiz, Somium’s landscaping expert.
On both terraces and gardens, the plants selected are all of local origin, choosing species that are proven to flourish on the Costa Blanca. Palms and olives are the most commonly used types of plants used on complexes like Las Colinas Golf and Sierra Cortina, in Finestrat.
Lighting and your senses
At Somium we believe that gardens are for all day, which is why we set out to create places that are both beautiful and habitable. The areas created in a home will differ according to the available terrace space and its orientation. In this regard, background lighting is pivotal to highlight different features and create interesting shadows. “Lighting is extremely important. A garden should be alive, it should create light and shade”, says Ortiz.
Considerations involving sight and sound are not restricted to the garden, but also extend to other parts of the plot, such as the swimming pool, where innovation takes things a step further. Many developments incorporate the latest generation lighting technology and allow for variations by means of optical fibre to give a more even feeling of light.
The Signature Villa concept always gets special treatment. We create and adapt spaces by means of expert, focused work where lighting and landscaping take centre stage.
Each project is different, depending on its location, the land and the type of home. Somium Signature Villas are designed and conceived to be special and unique, with habitable spaces and atmospheres on all their terraces. These homes are planted with unique, mature species to offer an all-encompassing experience.
Landscaping is a differential element that is more often than not neglected. Somium gives it the attention it deserves, creating a bridge between life and its experience. “There’s nothing as beautiful as a garden, because it’s natural, and there’s nothing more beautiful than nature”, concludes Ortiz.