But the took a completely different approach as its initial design gave it a refined contemporary appeal that seemed more in tune with concrete jungles than a sleepy coastal town in Turkey. This is precisely why the homeowners brought in the resourceful folks at Ofist to give this trendy home a more classic Mediterranean vibe.
The L-shaped design of the house shapes the rear yard where homeowners enjoy unabated views coupled with complete privacy. A large pool shaded outdoor sitting zone and a lovely garden create an outdoor zone that everyone in the family can relish.
With a sloped lot and a hilly rear yard the house also presented a unique opportunity to add a steel catwalk that connects the newly added penthouse level directly with the rear yard. This turns the gorgeous backyard into a private and relaxing retreat even as the living area on the top floor offers unabated views of the city skyline and welcomes a healthy dose of natural ventilation indoors.
Having started as a simple refurbishment of the lower level living area the project became a full-fledged overhaul when the architects realized that the fundamental structure of the house was unsound. The new living area contains the kitchen sitting zone and dining area on the lower level of the residence that opens up towards the rear patio.
But the in takes a completely different approach as it acquires a striking and dramatic front-façade clad in a matte black material that is usually employed in making skateboarding ramps!
It is on this amazing island that the sits – a contemporary masterpiece that has been crafted by Renato D’Ettorre Architects to ensure that it is sun sand and waves the make the biggest impression here. Perched on the edge of the ocean it becomes one with the scenery around it as an indoor-outdoor living concept turns this exclusive retreat into a dreamy delight.
The theme of dark metallic surfaces continues on the penthouse level as well with a hand-drilled operable steel screen serving as an awning that filters in just the right amount of sunlight on hot summer days.