A terrace OVERLOOKING THE SEA
This home, designed by Calvi Ceschia Viganò Architetti Associati, is spectacularly located above the Mediterranean coast near Sanremo, having been formed by combining three existing units on the top two floors of a condo block.
The upper floor terrace was designed to be striking, a place to host guests and organize parties, with views of the entire surrounding landscape. By contrast, the lower floor was deliberately meant to be far more private, fundamentally a space for the bedroom area.
The upper and lower floors are linked by a staircase that has wooden paneling that brings a sense of continuity between the two zones. This uniformity is then reiterated through the choice of porcelain tiles for the upper story, stairs and lower floor hall. The rest of the bedroom area has walnut parquet to produce a warm, cozy feel.
The upper section is divided into three zones - lounge, dining,
kitchen - although the use of glazed partitions creates a fluid, interconnected effect. On this level, a similar approach pervades the dynamics between indoors and outdoors, with Minimal 80 wood-aluminum doors and windows from Falegnameria Aresi. The sliding doors were chosen to optimize the natural light inside the rooms, effectively creating a single space that incorporates the terrace. They have a concealed track in the floor and ceiling, and a visible profile that is a mere 55 mm wide. The fixed sections have no visible frame, increasing the sense of transparency. The whole effect of continuity is further reinforced through the choice of large porcelain tiles laid using a floating installation to ensure the level of the floor is identical inside and outside the condo. These details are essential in making the 360° terrace a true extension of the upper floor living space, an ideal point from which to enjoy the stunning landscapes that make this house such a wonderful place. On the upper floor, white is understandably the dominant color, but on the lower floor, in the bedroom area, wood is the defining hue. To enhance this effect, Essenziale 85 doors and windows were chosen, with oak on the inside and aluminum as the external cladding. This choice not only fits well with the floors, but also frames the wondrous views outside through neat geometric shapes.