The villa is located in the suburban area of Panorama in Thessaloniki, Greece. At the moment of acquisition by the current owners, the villa had been left in an unfinished condition for more than 10 years and the wear and tear of time had begun to appear on the exterior. The brief of the project was to completely redesign all the interiors of the house according to the specific needs of the new owners. At the same time, there was a need for landscape design around the existing pool.
Entering from the main entrance on the ground floor, there are the open kitchen, the living room overlooking the panoramic view, the dining area and a water closet. Access to the first floor is possible through the staircase or lift which leads to all private areas, i.e., the master bedroom with its 2 bathrooms and the dressing room, as well as the kid’s room and the main office of the owner; which was originally a third bedroom. As both members of the couple work mainly from home, a secondary compact home office was incorporated in the confined space in front of the stairs. Moving on to the lower level, which is directly connected to the main outdoor area, there are 2 guest rooms with direct access from the garage. Also, other athleisure spaces can be found on the same level, such as the gym-spa, the tv space and the children’s playroom overlooking the pool.
The overall goal of the redesign was to create a cozy yet minimal and luxurious experience. The primary materials that were chosen were that of oak wood with a dark warm varnish as well as grey marble, which have been used either as flooring or wall covering. On the other hand, black “nero marquina” marble and black wood were used in detailing, in much less quantity in order to bring in a bit of contrast to the material palette. On top of that, the use of mirrors and brass for selected furniture and decorative elements provide sparkle and shine to the general touch and feel. Pure white serves as a soft and quiet background of the composition on both walls and curtains and the variety of furniture upholsteries create a balanced volumetric composition of textures and colors in each space.