The villa, in its small dimensions, was organized with two different and separated living units. Small spaces and low lights, because of the English-style fixtures with little glass area and the heavy wooden pergola outside, which further hindered the entry of the sunlight. The outdoor, with the vaulted roofs and the white plastered walls, mirrored the Mediterranean architecture. The project had two main objectives: to create continuity between indoor and outdoor, returning the Mediterranean style also to the interior spaces, and to double the floor area, both by rationalizing the space and by a new partition, with the idea of using also new materials. But, mainly, by the opening of the living areas towards the terrace. The structure is developed on the North-South geographical axis, and this has been the starting point for the restoration. All the main rooms – kitchen, dining and living – have been distributed along this line and now make up a “unicum” with the outdoor, thanks to the use of large glass areas and of the same flooring both inside and outside. In this way, the small size of the villa, only 75 square meters, has been doubled and the outside terrace, which overlooks the living area, is seen ad an integral part of the dwelling. The same material used for the flooring, a dark grey composite stone, designed by the architect Fabrizia Frezza and crafted following her directions, has been used also for the bathrooms and the kitchen. Washbasins and showers have been custom made, becoming small design pieces which give at the same time originality and chromatic continuity to the living areas. While maintaining the typical Capri touch, with the white vaults an walls, the interior suggests a more contemporary, elegant and minimal look, thanks to the custom made furnishings, designed by the architect Frezza. The red vermillion additions, placed next to natural oak furniture and to dark grey fabrics create a nice element of contrast and give a strong personality to the interior design, by introducing color brightness to the project. Elegance is the pulsating heart of the project and every single element, from furnishing to detail, reflects research and innovation. Mostly in the material choices. Wood, stone, cotto tiles and glass fuse together form and function in the best possible way, giving warmth and soul to the project, with the full respect for the natural beauty that surrounds the house. The large seats of the terrace, made of masonry and covered with mattresses and pillows, unfold along the villa perimeter, offering a lovely view of the sea and of the Ischia island.
CLIENT: Private STATUS: Complete 2010