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Croatia’s lovely sceneries along the coast, with the largest archipelago the largest in the Adriatic Sea which includes a plethora of islands, has made it one of the world’s most beautiful countries in Europe. The picturesque landscape, rich biodiversity, and genuine culture have made Dalmatia and Istria both, appealing vacation destinations and new attractive real estate hotspots. If the spectacular beach vista is a must-have for your new luxury home, see some of the most magnificent residences with infinity pools on the Adriatic coast with views of the sea.

An infinity pool minimalist design villa on an island

Island Brač is home to one of Croatia’s most popular properties at the moment. If you like the luxury waterfront construction styles, the natural materials, cutting-edge design, and distinctive indoor plants this villa will entice you into falling in love at first sight. The glass walls are a lovely touch, but the stunning outdoor deck with a huge infinity swimming pool and spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea is the real deal-stopper. 

With a stunning position of the infinity pool that emphasizes the magic sky reflection, this avant-garde mansion creates an impression of eternal summer. The floor heating throughout the house and 120 sqm parking lot are some of the villa’s highlights. The spacious outdoor dining area with a double-sided plain design fireplace is ideal for hosting families and guests. 

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Seven bedroom seafront villa with private beach

This luxury designer house is perched on a hill above the beach and is only 8 kilometers from Dubrovnik’s historic center. The whole property is isolated from the traffic and the chaotic everyday life, with a panoramic view of the seashore accessible to your eyes from every room. 

The beautiful house’s infinity pool is concealed from the view of passers-by, and a couple of steps beneath your property will take you to the beach if you wish to swim in the sea. This is the villa with a private boat dock and its own beach entrance. It also features a grand sauna, a private gym, and floor heating. This home boasts a stunning location for the long, leisurely mornings or summer evening gatherings with its spanning seaside patio.

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A stunning villa with an infinity pool in the backyard

This modern house is located in a peaceful and one of the most attractive regions in Croatia, the Istrian Peninsula. With some of the most luxurious cities in Croatia, Istria is famous for its wine culture, and authentic gastronomy. The property is completely fenced, which adds to the classic appearance. It complements the genuine stone architecture on the exterior of the home. With an infinity pool in the backyard, its own indoor spa and mooring, a wide hot tub, laundry room, and more, this resort has everything you need for a pampering living. 

The villa has seven bedrooms, is spread over 180 square meters, and offers an open view of the landscape from nearly every corner. The spacious living space leads to the great front patio, which features a long infinity pool with a hot tub just above the thickly forested Mediterranean trees. Swimming in an infinity-edge pool gives you the sensation of flying through lush rainforest. 

Discover more about Croatia’s most magnificent properties for less than 2.000.000€ and why some of them might be a superb investment possibility, all from the comfort of your own home!

Luxury homes are often not very eco-friendly. They take over a large amount of land, produce a lot of CO2 and require huge amounts of energy to stay warm, cool, and functioning. However, there are home features that can make any luxury home more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Opt for locally sourced materials

Before huge cargo ships took over our seas, sourcing local materials was the norm. Even though shipping makes other materials much more available, it came with a big environmental cost. So, if you want your luxurious home to help keep pollution at bay, you can opt for architectural solutions that involve the use of locally-harvested wood from wood farms, as well as local stone and clay that can be transported to your building site quickly and easily.

Good insulation and air-tightness

Many large luxury homes tend to waste a lot of energy through air leaks, drafts, and uncontrolled airflow (sometimes even up to 30% of the home’s heat). However, new air-tightness solutions and better insulation can keep your energy loss at a minimum while keeping the optimal indoor temperature.

Energy-efficient windows

Utilizing double- or triple-glazed windows is another great way to further reduce heat loss and eliminate cold spots at home. These windows make every home energy-efficient while providing the interior with plenty of natural light.

Green roofs and walls

Green roofs are nothing new in architecture, but today, there are new technologies and trends that are making them appropriate not only for rural, but urban environments too. They are very practical, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing roofing options that can help reduce energy consumption and prevent the “heat island” effect in cities. Additionally, living walls, both in the interior and exterior, can help regulate air quality and serve as an interesting design feature.

Solar power

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Opting for renewable energy sources is becoming more and more popular and many companies try to perfect their designs and technologies to make the best use of the natural resources. Aside from the “passive” design, installing solar panels can also help homeowners harness the energy of the sun and use it throughout their homes. When combined with batteries, solar panels can make homes almost completely energy independent. Additionally, they can be an elegant and modern exterior decor element, especially in contemporary-designed homes.

Natural heating and cooling

Just like solar, geothermal energy can also be used in luxury homes. It can be utilized for heating and cooling while keeping the home’s environmental footprint relatively small. This allows the building and designing of extremely luxurious and aesthetically pleasing homes without any feeling of guilt.

Eco-friendly swimming pools

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Swimming pools were never synonymous with eco-friendliness and sustainability. They are perceived to be very wasteful, especially in areas prone to frequent droughts, and they require many chemicals to stay clean and energy to stay warm. However, today there is a way to keep your swimming pool without creating a huge water and energy waste. There are pools that use solar panels for heating, have amazing heat retention properties, and even natural plants to keep them clean. Plants not only keep natural pools clean and free of chemicals, but they also attract local wildlife!

LEDs instead of traditional bulbs

In the last twenty years, lighting experienced many radical changes, mostly due to advancements in LED technology. LED light bulbs are much more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan, which reduces waste and energy spent on constant bulb demand.

Tech integration

The integration of smart tech is another practical and effective way to make your home more luxurious and sustainable. Gadgets that help manage lighting, heating, cooling and irrigation can all reduce total energy consumption and remote-control options allow owners to have control over their home even when they are away.

Smart gardens

Gardens have always been a great way to improve the look of the property and provide the owner with a private place for some outdoor relaxation. However, some gardens require a lot of irrigation, fertilizing and tending to in order to look good. But, if you opt for local plants and greenery resistant to droughts, you can greatly reduce water demands. Additionally, planting vegetables and fruit can be as good for the Earth as it is good for you and your family.

Eco-friendliness doesn’t have to involve living a life devoid of luxury. By utilizing these green features into your home, you can enjoy all the luxury and help keep the environment healthy and free of pollution.