A nineteenth century masonry structure, this villa was originally designed for a lifestyle that was radically different from the way we live today. The kitchen, for instance, which had been a small dark room in the back of the house, was moved to the pool level and opened up to the garden. The extensive renovation included transforming an existing terrace into a large indoor living room. Trying to tie this addition to the vocabulary of the house, the roof was made of the same red tile as all other existing roofs, while the large expanse of glass allows for uninterrupted views and introduces a contemporary element in the façade.

Credits:
Alessandra Dini
Ramon Conals
Chi Fan Wong