The new living area has a more open floor plan with the kitchen turned into the heart of the space and this allows for greater interaction between family members while providing a wonderful ergonomic party zone.
The lower level of the house contains the open living area kitchen and dining space that overlook the dramatic views on offer and welcome the outdoors inside. The double-height living space with large glass windows wooden slats on the outside and a cozy fireplace at its heart ends up being the hip and happening social zone here!
The lot that the home occupies is situated on the upper hills of Les Issambres Cotes D’Azure and it is the unique topography of the site that determined its final silhouette and orientation. A sloping terrain forced the architects to adopt a step-like design for the luxury villa with the street façade offering complete privacy.
Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other.
Connecting the interior with the series of gardens slide away windows and large glass doors create a light-filled inviting ambiance where the panoramic view outside takes center stage.
A home that sits on top of a mountain does bring along with it plenty of advantages and a few design challenges as well. For starters the pros include a great view of the landscape all around and even the distant horizon along with oodles of privacy that no urban residence can offer.
The is a Grade II listed Georgian house that went through a series of poorly planned additions and renovations for the last 6 decades leaving it a dreary and unwelcoming home. The task of turning it into a bright modern family home fell to Cullinan Studio who employed a cubic glass structure to get the job done.