The architect has compared the design to music where the dominant themes are sweetness peace and tranquility. It’s very important to respect the place’s natural elements and also act with some independence and dedication to bring out the virtues of the island. I think Ramon Esteve has done an astonishing job in building a house that really makes you dream.
The shell of the historic structure was largely preserved while the interior was revamped completely to fashion a sleek contemporary residence that is spread across four opulent levels and 4500 square feet. An interesting foyer area welcomes you home and leads to the wooden staircase that was crafted using the timber beams of the previous structure. Exposed brick wall additions in different rooms bring textural contrast to the home while reminding the owners of its storied past.
Located on the line that once separated east and west Beirut the penthouse boasts stunning views. In fact it was the location of the penthouse and its surroundings that defined the orientation of the space. Opening up towards the glittering city skyline a ravishing rooftop swimming pool is the showstopper of this chic residence.
With a glass entry pavilion that comes alive after sunset thanks to brilliant lighting and a refreshing pool area with a spacious deck this is a home that facilitates the seamless transition between the indoors and the landscape outside.
Step inside this cool cabin and you find a small living area a surprisingly spacious dining area that is the heart of the home and a small kitchen in the corner. The high vaulted ceiling of the cabin ensures that the narrow rooms feel a lot larger than they really are while ample natural ventilation helps in keeping the interior airy.
Two home offices with garden access offer privacy coupled with wonderful views. The first floor of the villa houses the five bedrooms bathrooms and the guest room which seem to combine smart space-saving solutions with intelligent design.
A large skylight and indoor courtyard ensure that there is ample natural ventilation while the grass lawn on the second floor terrace and an imaginative koi pond give it a touch of playfulness and color. Colorful wall art sophisticated decor additions fully glazed back walls and the wooden and steel accents usher in a multitude of textures to create a visually enchanting home. Complete with a hip that utilizes the vertical space in the double-height room a high-speed elevator and parking space for 3 cars this revamped townhouse perfectly complements the fast-paced glam !