The villa’s ground floor is bisected by a generously proportioned, long foyer tiled in black marble with white trim, leading from the front door to a large back patio overlooking the garden. A large kitchen with an island, a dining room and family room with fireplace and a guest W/C are on one side of the foyer, and a bar-lounge with another fireplace and a guest bedroom suite on the other.
For these living spaces, MK Design Studio has achieved a sense of subtle cosiness and a pleasing interplay of materiality and light, with a simple but refined, effectively deployed palette.
Panelled walls and curtains are white throughout except in the bar-lounge, where they are a pale taupe to creating a sense of warmth and intimacy. Kitchen surfaces and extractor hood are of white marble with black veining, as are the bathrooms. The ground floor rooms flow into each other, further integrated visually by golden-brown herringbone wood floors throughout and internal glazed double French doors with thin black metal frames which allow clear sightlines between the living spaces on both sides of the foyer. All upholstered furniture is creamy white, tables and chair frames are black, lighting fixtures are black or deep bronze.
A lift and an elegant circular black marble staircase,
detailed with a black lacquer handhold, lead from the ground floor to the first floor, which contains the master bedroom suite with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and dressing room, two more bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, another guest suite and a kitchenette.
In a slightly lighter value, the ground floor colour scheme has been continued. The warm wood flooring visually integrates the first floor spaces and, as on the ground floor, panelled wood walls and floor to ceiling curtains are white. Windows have wide black trims and thin black metal frames. The walk-in wardrobe and dressing room are wood-panelled, with clear glass shelves and wardrobe doors and undershelf display lighting.
Bathrooms are entirely tiled in white marble with pale grey veining, and the contemporary fixtures are gold-coloured.
These restful, quietly spacious bedrooms and spaces for rest and retreat