For the restoration of this house the brief was clear: quality without ostentation.
We worked mainly with Iroko wood, hydraulic cement flooring, beach pebbles for the bathrooms and pale tones.
The kitchen peninsula, social central area, combines furniture lacquered in white with a pretty impressive iroko working surface to cook, socialize and enjoy the breath taking views over the swimming pool and the sea. The floor to ceiling wooden bookcase is a predominant element that is both decorative and functional.
The bathrooms have a natural and unpretentious feel yet they are functional and fresh. We used white pebbles on the floor to intensify the feel of a house on the beach. The Marmoline counters are made in the same colour as the cement floor from the rest of the house, simple and lineal, with wicker baskets instead of drawers.
A garage became the annex apartment, with its own kitchenette and garden. We used esparto, a traditional material from the island, to create the headboard of the bed and the rugs. The colour is brought in with an ethnic bed cover and paintings by the local artist Aldo Kodak.