In the magnificent setting of Lake Como, a splendid 1920s villa has been given new life, which links it to its past and projects it into the future. The clients, a truly unique family, bought the villa after seeing several properties on the lake. Although their taste is particularly contemporary and clean, they have chosen a historic property, and so this project has represented a magnificent challenge.
From the start it was decided to play on the dualism between pre-existing liberty style of the facades and a contemporary and contrasting taste in the interiors, maintaining as a common thread the choice of materials, which would dialogue with the lake environment, so that the colours of the exterior and of the interior communicating with each other. On the façade, the openings in the loggia on the ground floor and the corresponding openings on the first floor have been modified, the windows have been doubled to bring more light and a view. Part of the garden has been dug out completely to make room for an infinity pool overlooking Lake Como. The pool is covered in local gneiss, in a light silver grey that gives the water a splendid colour.
On the ground floor the rooms are spacious and communicating with each other, the idea of space, openness and light were the design key. Few elements well designed and inserted that dialogue with each other and characterized the space of that right balance between form and matter. In the living room the characterizing element is the fireplace wall that acts as a backdrop to the whole environment. A wall that becomes a sort of sculpture, characterized by a Gray Stone marble slab, which hides the TV through it.
The staircase leads to the top floor of the house, which culminates with the turret, which enjoys a breath-taking view of Lake Como. Next to this, a cinema room has been studied, characterised by comfortable and comfortable sofas and seats.
design et al only work with the world’s leading designers.
If you think you have what it takes to complete in The International Design & Architecture Awards, submit your application by clicking here.