Contemporary Design: Eric Kuster

Cliff House is a beautiful sea-side villa located high in the lush hills of Altea, Spain. The contemporary design luxury residence is built against a cliff, situated to provide breathtaking 180-degree views over the Mediterranean Sea. The 5,300 square-foot resort-like sanctuary spreads over multiple levels. This impressive home features awe-inspiring, luxurious interiors created by the internationally acclaimed interior designer, Eric Kuster, who drew inspiration from its beach front location for the interior design.

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The home’s grand, open-flow living area includes multiple seating zones, a spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a formal dining area. This villa’s contemporary design remains soft and inviting.  The interiors, though immaculate, do not attempt to intimidate.  Kuster incorporated the right balance of coastal casualness that allows for uninterrupted peace and calm. White on white dominates, with an occasional splash of warm color for depth. The surfaces are well edited, and as always with this hot designer, very luxe.

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Kuster incorporates natural elements in the home’s interior design including coral and shell, as well as vases made from mother of pearl filled with driftwood.  All of these details emphasize the inescapable connection with the sea. The furnishings display the designer’s signature qualities: bespoke designs, contemporary lines, generous scale, with high-end fabrics, finishes, and ample cushions.  Collectively, every detail harmoniously exists for one reason: to ensure a wealth of quiet comfort and pleasure.

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It is the abundance of natural light and the stunning views that make this home exceptional. These became the central theme that guided the home’s contemporary design. The large floor-to-ceiling windows throughout take full advantage and make the very most of these qualities.  Thanks to expert planning and the positioning of the villa high up on a series of angles, one can see everything from inside, though without being able to be seen from outside.

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There are five bedrooms with spacious en suite baths. The master bedroom is a serene dream.  It includes an enormous spa-like bathroom with an open shower, a large Jacuzzi tub, and spacious dressing areas. In a nod to the home’s location and identity, artisans created a dry-stone wall of the sort you find in the local hills. The bedroom opens onto a private courtyard.

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The villa completes with a media room and a state-of-the-art fitness room.  Additional amenities include inner courtyards, abundant terraces, gardened grounds, and independent service quarters.  The residence has a 3-car garage. Of course, no Mediterranean dream home would be complete without a swimming pool.  This multi-level residence features a fabulous infinity edge pool creating another stunning sight line.

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Eric Kuster’s luxurious interiors combine refined design, stylish glamour, and meticulous attention to detail.  He has completed more than 600 houses and countless commercial buildings. The designer is arguably among one of the most influential designers of the moment. His ability to strike a perfect balance between classic and modern design has put Kuster’s name on the map for nearly two decades.

These days we not only find him creating glamorous interiors for his A-list clients but also developing multiple lines of luxury home furnishings, fashion, footwear, home fragrances, etc., as well as publishing large coffee table books on his work and a twice yearly magazine. The designer’s iconic lifestyle brand, “Metropolitan Luxury” encompasses a style that at once embraces glamour, comfort, and sophistication.

It is only natural that Kuster’s inspiring interior design in this home has such universal appeal. This contemporary design sea-side villa with its stunning views combining with the spacious open lay out and the interior’s luxury design offer all of the comforts of a resort, but with the individual personality that only a home can boast.  Could one ask for more?

To see more homes completed by Eric Kuster be sure to see my other post:

Sexy Bachelor Pad Luxury Design

Contemporary Lakeside Villa: Eric Kuster

Cliff House: Sea Side Villa’s Contemporary Design Conclusion

That concludes our design inspiration for today, my friend.  I hope you enjoyed this luxury sea-side villa.  Thanks so much for reading along with me!

Interior Design by Eric Kuster @

Be sure to take a look at Eric’s collections of home furnishings Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury on his website.  The photos shown here today courtesy of and with special thanks to Eric Kuster and his Metropolitan Luxury book XIV.

Photography by Paul Barbera

Architecture: Equipo Digitalarq, S.L.  Architect Carlos Gilardi @  and Pepe Cabrera @

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