Standing on the edge – water and stone, former lemon house transformation. The organic beauty of this Italian villa’s original construct is spiced up with some modern minimalist elements and entwined with tribal textures, antique artistic insertions and clever comfort interior decor details. Its intriguing features deserve detailed exploration.
Enjoying breathtaking views towards Lago di Garda, the vacation villa is nested on a cliffside and its infinity pool area offers such an inspired extension of the natural aspects that even if the interior was not so great we would still feel the desire to explore the place. The German architectural studio Titus Bernhard Architekten turned this old “limonaia”- lemon house into beautiful modern retreat preserving its original organic spirit and historic charm.
The structures were rehabilitated with traditional building materials of dry, stacked stone walls, which helps the house to fit perfectly in its surroundings. The cubic volume of the main villa premise has a clear-lined and minimalist interface continued throughout the external zones – striking yet simplistic edge-pool, laid back and comfortable seating arrangements, all dominated by the local flora and the rich texture of the stone structures.
This amazing exterior is matched by equally inspired interior decor arrangement – the final result is a family home infused with warmth, sophistication and a rustic atmosphere. Some intriguing artistic details of the decor deserve special attention. First, the dark clay covering of the kitchen niche’s wall that gives the whole cooking area dynamic and modern touch, entwined with vernacular decorations – those shining black surfaces a quite a trendy detail for modern homes offering a strong focal accent.
And speaking of strong focal points – just check out this unique lamp installation hanging above the dining table and made from twigs and branches – it ads unexpected dynamics to the simplistic, clear- lined beauty of the dining table – chairs set. The main social areas are arranged in a double-height open floor plan exposition. Kitchen, dining and living room zones are nested in a stone and wood architectural enclosure, and quite impressively the main sitting area is in a level-down niche – a cozy nest amongst stone clad levels. Beautiful and comfy!
And the inviting and warm stylistic of this unusual living zone is underlined by some artistic cushions with tribal-art motifs. Beautiful custom-made kitchen island with simplistic silhouette and tidy wooden drawers separates the kitchen from the dining area. On the second level, comfy and minimalisticálly decorated bedrooms offer a cozy organic ambiance.