- the big little summer house by the sea -
ca. 800 sqm
2020 - ongoing
This summer house for a private client is imbedded in the rock of a sloping terrain overseeing the grand landscape and the sea facing north east. The section follows the sites geography and has a clear division in two parts. A base consists of an indoor pool and spa area with large openings connecting inside and outside. On top, but shifted, lays a two story wooden villa. To maintain the view towards the sea for neighbouring properties the volume is kept as low as possible. From most sides the project is perceived as a one-story villa. Only in section the size and volume becomes really clear.
The oversized, cantilevering pitched roof protects the wooden facade from the tough weather conditions and gives the upper volume a clear expression. The top floor contains rooms for social interaction, like the main kitchen and living room, organised around a centrally placed grand fire place. In plan there is a clear division between spaces for the family and guests.
All main rooms have access to a balcony that runs across the length of the facade facing the sea.
The middle floor consists of relaxing spaces, guest rooms, bathrooms and hobby rooms with direct connection to a large terrace, which is situated on the roof of the indoor pool below. A staircase, which is carved into the rock leads to a generous, but intimate spa area with a 20 meter pool. There is also a gym, sauna and relaxing area.