The show-stopper for me would be the one-of-a-kind oversized custom lighting fixtures throughout which act like the jewelry in the spaces. They are delicately detailed dangling sparkling and very shiny to contrast against all of the hard rustic features of the home. My team and I detailed and designed the oversized light fixtures to balance the proportions of the open floor plans and bring a feminine touch to the clean hard lines and masculine monochromatic interiors.
Architects of the villa have employed both concrete and glass extensively to bring in the urbane appeal while the use of wood has been kept to a minimum. With the living area and the bedrooms offering unabated 270 degree views of the gorgeous landscape all around House Lombardo is well and truly a dream home to drool over!
However the surprise feature of the house is found beneath the lower floor as a partially hidden level underneath contains two additional bedrooms along with a well-equipped home office. Carefully placed glass windows and skylights throughout the house offer ample natural ventilation while the beautifully lit backyard provides a spacious elegant gathering area for a fun party or two!
The double-height living space boasts a 14-meter-high structural glass wall protecting an inviting relaxation and entertaining zone. Here the Horse Lamp by Moooi sits next to Mies van der Rohe’s black Barcelona Chairs and a staircase leads up to the modern dining zone separated from the kitchen by a bamboo-decaled glass wall.
The interior is clad in cool neutral colors with white and grey taking up much of the space. A sleek and stylish living room a contemporary kitchen and an elegant dining room are all combined in an open floor plan. A moat-like water feature that surrounds the house offers a sense of security even while enhancing the dramatic look of the place.
Elaborate glass windows and doors connect the living area with the extravagant outdoor patio that sports a large swimming pool and a fabulous deck. Just one look at the patio with its huge seating area and fireplace and you will quickly realize that space is not a constraint at the Badger Mountain House!
Modern homes are all about creating a dynamic and seamless interaction between the indoors and the surrounding landscape. The in Italy is another such stylish residence that accentuates the relationship between nature and architecture by using several green design solutions.