Like the water of the sea
If we can't have a holiday villa directly at the seaside, we will bring the sea to the villa. That's how we solved our client wishes of living at the seaside. The initial dream of the owner was having a plot by the sea. The translation of the dream lead to a design concept of water. A block of water with glass walls - the corners are transparent: no steel construction is applied - is located in the heart of this modern high end villa. Next to this swimming pool a channel of water flows along the entire living area - downstairs, as well as upstairs. From the concrete staircase you can catch a glimpse of the sea from different viewpoints. The use of stepping stones is repeated on the top floor, where a playful transition of inside/outside is created. On the roof you can experience maximum freedom: using the outside shower while gazing at the sea.
To guarantee a certain level of privacy for the owners, the street side facade looks rather aloof. After opening the door in the wall, the visitor would expect a continuation of the defensive atmosphere, but the effect of inversion is astonishing. From that moment on it surprises you everytime. After the first surprising element - the stepping stones in the water - you enter complete spatial openness. A transparent look is created by applying glass and long sight lines. The water and its reflection in different locations enhance this effect.
Warm and cool
Smooth, hygienic materials with a cool, clean look and feel are combined with warm, organic materials, like wood and natural stone. For warmth, comfort and entertainment there's a large tailor made cooking island made out of solid Corian, a fireplace, a leather seat that can be transformed into a home cinema system. All technical devices can be operated by smartphones or tablets. Even the lights in the facade, that shine through vertical slits - adding a warm welcoming feeling to the atmospere surrounding the villa in the evening.
Cool Blue Villa is a luxury family villa for life, surrounded by luxury and water. A stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. Now the residents use the villa for holidays. In the long-term they could even transform their holiday home into a place to settle down and grow old happily ever after.