Valencian Villa matches landscape and leather seats.
Imagine being in any room in your house — any room at all — and when you look outside you are faced with the bluest blue of the Mediterranean sea. Hard life.
But that's how the residents of the sculptural Valencian Villa live, in a concrete clifftop designed by Belgian architect Sébastien Caporusso that manages to impress us as much as the landscape.
At the briefing with the owners of the house, a Belgian couple, Caporusso highlighted even more the connection between the internal and external spaces, so that one of the main features of the house is that the coast can always be seen. It took about 18 months of restoration to recover a lifeless building and transform it into a natural sculpture.
Inspired by Japanese designs, the architect chose natural and timeless materials to blend in with the surrounding vegetation and nature. Inside, the strength of the concrete gains softness with leather furniture, bringing a balance between high-end pieces and ancestral heritage.
The owners gave the architect complete freedom to choose the furn and artwork, but for us, it’s impossible to say why these leather goods aren't in an art gallery. One of Valencian Villa's most mesmerizing pieces, the leather daybed, was created by Caporusso himself, who says he likes the material's tactile appeal. Wherever you look, you lose your breath.
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