To guarantee a certain level of privacy for the owners, the street side facade of Cool Blue Villa by 123DV, looks rather aloof. After opening the door in the wall, through the stepping stones in the water – a complete spatial openness unfolds. A transparent look is created by applying glass and long sight lines. The water and its reflection in different locations enhance this effect. A block of water with glass walls – the corners are transparent: no steel construction is applied – is located in the heart of the villa. Next to this swimming pool, a channel of water flows along the entire living area – downstairs, as well as upstairs. From the glass staircase you can catch a glimpse of the sea from different viewpoints. The use of stepping stones is repeated on the top floor, where a playful transition of inside/outside is created. On the roof, there is an outside shower with views of the sea.
Smooth, hygienic materials with a cool, clean look and feel are combined with warm, organic materials, like wood and natural stone. For warmth, comfort and entertainment there’s a large tailor made cooking island made out of solid Corian, a fireplace, a leather seat that can be transformed into a home cinema system. All technical devices can be operated by smartphones or tablets. Even the lights in the facade, that shine through vertical slits – adding a warm welcoming feeling to the atmosphere surrounding the villa in the evening.
Info courtesy of 123DV
Photography © Carlos Caceres Lavergne & René van Dongen