Charlotte Biltgen signs a seaside villa’s architecture on the Cote d’Azur. Perched on a hill top, the villa offers stunning views of the Mediterranean sea.
« To convert this somewhat outdated family home, we entirely rethought the building’s architectural language as it lacked coherence. The building’s facades were simplified, railings, windows, doors and fireplace were made to measure. »
Artists and fashion designers have always played an important role in the history of the French Riviera since the 1920s. I was attracted by this combination of lightheartedness and creativity on the shores of the Mediterranean.
The French Riviera style plays on a subtle balance between elegance and casualness.
An openwork panel between the kitchen and the living room allows the light to get in, giving perspective on the sea. The panel’s pattern is inspired by balustrades on the buildings from the 50’s of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
The seaside-style floor in « Venice white » stone tiles with graphic layout in the common spaces and terrasses maintains a visual continuity between the inside and the outside, bringing a high levels of light to all living spaces.