Nestled in the prestigious Spanish enclave of Son Vida in Palma de Mallorca — dubbed the Beverly Hills of Mallorca — a 21st-century avant-garde residence resembles something straight out of a Hollywood film.
Villa Chameleon is a one-of-a-kind futuristic villa with its own spa and fitness center, but that merely scratches the surface of its long list of unique features.
With an architecturally distinct three-building compound with a massive 35,294 square feet of living space, an illuminated fine crystal facade, and a multi-purpose swimming pool that can convert into a helipad or a state-of-the-art dance floor — the Spanish villa is an experience not to be missed by any 007 die-hard fans.
Especially since it’s the perfect modern-day James Bond villain lair, and we could easily see Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Auric Goldfinger, Raoul Silva or the likes take up residence in this striking abode.
Built in 2012 by a Swiss-German consortium, the property first landed on the market in 2014 for a whopping €39.5 million, approximately US$52.2 million based on the exchange rate at the time.
Struggling to find a buyer willing to take over the property in a previously volatile Spanish real estate market, Villa Chameleon was relisted, nine years after its completion.
Now, the futuristic mansion is back on the market. Sporting a new asking price of €33 million (which amounts to a little over US$35 million) and new representation — Alby Euesden of The Agency Mallorca holds the listing — the modern Spanish villa is taking another stab at landing a new owner.
But more on that later. Let’s now take a moment to appreciate this James Bond-worthy residence.
LED lights grace 50% of its facade – one of the many hallmarks of Villa Chameleon
With more than half of the building’s facade consisting of beautifully illuminated fine crystals, programmable LED lights, and custom-etched glass balconies, Villa Chameleon is bathed in an assortment of eye-catching colors.
If you haven’t already guessed, the villa takes its name from the mesmerizing lighting effects that transform its ambiance at the touch of a button.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this lavish estate boasts a multi-purpose 1,830 square-foot retractable pool floor that can transform into a helipad or a state-of-the-art dance floor among its boundless amenities.
From entertaining guests alfresco to having a dance night out, the Burmese teak movable pool deck is designed for James Bond-style living — and is perhaps best accompanied with a glass of the obligatory Vodka Martini (shaken, not stirred) — symbolic of how James Bond takes his Martinis.
Even seasoned real estate pros who are somewhat immune to glam amenities and have seen hundreds of million-dollar listings throughout their careers are in awe of this property.
The Agency cofounder and CEO Mauricio Umanky — also familiar to audiences outside of the real estate world as Kyle Richards’ husband on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as one of this season’s most hyped contestants on Dancing with the Stars, and a cast leader on Netflix’s newest docu-series, Buying Beverly Hills — had to travel to Mallorca, Spain to see it for himself.
And he did a little more than that.
Mauricio filmed himself touring the property, and you can see from the footage that even he is taken aback by the villa and its roster of amenities.
That said, a James Bond-style mansion wouldn’t be complete without its very own five-star amenities, offering modern-day conveniences in all aspects of daily living for those who can afford it.
And this brings us to the inside of the property.
Stepping inside Villa Chameleon – a true Mediterranean oasis
With panoramic views stretching from the stunning Mediterranean Sea to the cityscape and port of Palma de Mallorca, Villa Chameleon is a bona fide oasis.
The sprawling estate, perched atop the Son Vida hills in the prestigious Palma de Mallorca — and set just a 10-minute drive from Palma Old Town — has a total of 10 bedrooms and 9 full baths.
Much like the house’s exteriors, the interiors also change colors come nighttime, creating a mesmerizing effect.
It also has 3 swimming pools, an underground five-car garage, a private cinema, an impressive wine cellar, a curated library, a fully-equipped health and wellness retreat, staff quarters and to top it all off, a 2,200 square foot self-contained guest house spread across the 1.61-acre lot.
The main building is a three-story residence containing the main living space and master suites. This section of the living space includes a professional-grade kitchen, glass elevator, spacious terrace, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls with direct access to two rooftop pools.
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The second building, connected by an underground tunnel, is perhaps the key secret to achieving a James Bond-like physique. This health and wellness facility includes a fully equipped gym, sauna, spa and indoor lap pool.
The guest house is nothing short of stellar — a self-contained, 2,200 square feet living space that comes with a wraparound Mediterranean garden and a private driveway, offering privacy and comfort.
First listed in 2014 for €39.5 million, the James Bond-worthy villa is now on the market for €33 million
The showstopping Mallorca home was initially listed for sale in 2014 for a whopping €39.5 million.
And while it didn’t land a buyer in its first turn on the market, the ultra-luxurious Palma de Mallorca villa is taking another stab at finding its new owner.
With a new listing price (that shaved off a few million $$$ from its former asking price), and new representation — the property is listed with Alby Euesden of The Agency Mallorca — Villa Chameleon is on the market for €33 million.
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