One of the most striking features of the interior is the use of oversized floor lamps in shaping the ambiance of the living area. The ground floor of the villa contains the living room that is enlivened by bright pops of red a dramatic dining area and a state-of-the-art contemporary kitchen in white with an expansive island at its heart.
The homeowners wanted a low-maintenance residence that aged gracefully and had minimal impact on the natural canopy outside. All the stone used for the renovated home came from the existing site while the precast concrete fence panels of the old house were used as stepping stones in the lawn.
With steel mesh panels obtained from old security and fencing solar water heating and passive design principles the innovative residence does the best it can to. On the inside a double-volume living area with a butterfly roof is the heart of the house and leads into an expansive terraced patio with an alfresco dining space and lovely views.
The house uses some conceptual premises as defining elements such as a large podium in contrast to the steep terrain. The elevated views over the natural environment change the perception of the environment as the water feature visually merges with the sea. In this way the archetypal images of the island are assimilated and reinterpreted retaining their language and proving timeless. Time seems to just stop when you gaze out the windows.
Located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of this beautiful townhouse was used as a coal delivery garage since the 1990s and over the years it morphed into a parking garage with a small studio apartment above. Transforming it into an exquisite and ergonomic penthouse was all about the smart use of space and creative design solutions.