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December 2, 2021updated Dec 20, 2023

One&Only Portonovi: Mediterranean Living at its Finest

Property of the Week: This exclusive collection of homes is the first of its kind in Europe.

By Serina Tatham

Positioned on Montenegro’s majestic Boka Bay, a Unesco world heritage site, One&Only Portonovi offers a collection of 10 homes that are the first of their kind in Europe.

With open-plan layouts, natural materials and Mediterranean style coming together in harmony, the beachfront villas have been designed with no expense spared. Overlooking a dramatic coastline of mountains and soothing waters, the homes are situated within Portonovi village; a 64-acre luxury destination complete with world-class restaurants as well as skiing and wellness facilities.

Designed by multi-award-winning Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston International Architects, with interiors by leading global design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), you can choose either a three- or four-bedroom villa, with indoor/outdoor living at their core. The ideal setting for both entertaining and family living, the contemporary interiors and light-filled rooms give the homes an airy feel. There is also a personal concierge who will oversee everything from general care of the home to arranging private chefs and spa services.

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One&Only Homes Living Space

The open-plan living space / ©One&Only

The bedroom at One&Only

The bedroom and view / ©One&Only

Spanning over 4,000 sq ft of indoor living space and 1,500 sq ft of private outdoor space, Villa Orjen has been designed to effortlessly marry the two together. Entering on the ground floor, you’ll find resplendent open-plan living areas which flow effortlessly into the outdoors courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows. As well as an en-suite double bedroom with its own terrace, there are two staff bedrooms ideal for families with nannies or guests.

Upstairs, the master suite has a generous walk-in closet and bathroom with his and hers sinks, as well as a private terrace. A second en-suite double bedroom – also with closet and private terrace – accompanies a large terrace perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the spectacular views of Montenegro’s mountainous coastline. The home also includes a roof garden, pool terrace, private beachfront, and jetty.

Owning a One&Only Private Home grants access to a network of privileges across the globe. From invitations to exclusive events, priority bookings and benefits at the other resorts in the collection, you are not just buying a home but gaining access to an incredible lifestyle.

With the view being such a selling point, Portonovi has car-free, carbon-free streets with underground parking and electric cars throughout. They also use innovative technology that harnesses sea for air conditioning, lowering their carbon emissions.

The exterior of One&Only at sunset

The outside at sunset / ©One&Only

Villa Orjen is on the market for $11m

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This article appears in the 04 Mar 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Spring 2022

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