The villa which dates back to the 1970s had an excellent structural base on which to build on. The plan of the ground level did not need substantial changes, however it needed to be updated. A dark and disharmonious atmosphere existed due to the use of tiles, stonework, wood frames, custom-made wooden furniture, fabrics and decorations.
The interior of the villa did not reflect the exterior. The white stucco and the form of the villa denoted a typical Mediterranean style. The main objective of the architect’s project was to create harmony between the interior and exterior. The architect brightened the ambiance with the use of white waxed terracotta on the ground floor.
The upstairs bedroom area has an overall warm design. The bleached oak wood floors blend beautifully with the use of candid white warm wood. The window frames have been bleached and modified to let as much sunlight as possible filter through.
The harmonious Mediterranean tones, the pastel-colored linens, the deep purple velvet sofas are the perfect backdrop for the family’s antique furniture and the architect’s exclusively designed pieces. Selected family furniture, as the armoires and a large dresser were rediscovered, whitened and finely decorated with gold patina creating a harmonious retro feeling.
The dominant white terrace contrasts with the pure blue sky and sea which reflect into the swimming pool. Dark wooden patio furniture together with white built-in chaises lounges frame the pool. The view of Mount Vesuvius which dominates the city of Herculaneum becomes surreal.Location: Italy Architect: Fabrizia Frezza Architecture & Interiors Year: 2006
Status: completed works