Today, you get to join us on the tour of an elegant, imposing abode without any ostentatious flairs and flourishes. This villa exudes a summer resort-like vibe with its cool exteriors and stunning wood panelled interiors.
The Estilo Nuevo Frances is a stunning residence set on the expansive green grounds of a vast property. The home has been designed by the famed team of architects at Family Houses, based in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. And elements of both functionality and leisure come into play in this home. So let’s explore more!
The first word that comes to mind when you regard the jaw dropping façade of this home is
neat. The imposing structure looms fashionably, as you drive up the winding
driveway. Sharp and solid pillars hold the porch aloft, while the rest of the
structure sits regally behind. A single cream hue makes an understated splash on
the exterior walls, as a superbly manicured lawn sits in front with lush bushes
dotting the sides.
Symmetry in the placement of doors and windows adds to the simple yet impressive appeal of the home. A classic Mediterranean look and feel has been achieved easily. And while we are talking about the home’s Mediterranean appeal, we shouldn’t forget to mention the slightly slanting tiled rooftops in grey. These add a summery, South of France tone to the entire property.
Take a stroll into this wooden panelled kitchen and fall in love with its expansive area, as well as the various work stations that are well planned and organised. The layout of the kitchen is an open one with designated counter space and islands for various activities. One can imagine sitting around here in the mornings, enjoying breakfast or deciding on a party menu.
The wooden hues of the kitchen are warm and add a dose of comfort. The simple yet robust style is one that continues from the home’s façade to the interiors, to make a true blue first and lasting impression. White lines the rest of the space while granite counters sit royally on top of the islands. Black and chrome appliances add a hip modern look. Recessed lighting shines down from the ceiling, and engulf the space in a pretty glow.
What’s an all encompassing kitchen without a separate area for hard core gourmet feasts in the making? Well, that’s the charm of this kitchen, which seems to truly have it all! This baking and grilling station is a fine dining delight and enjoys a separate corner.
The wood fired stone oven and grill have a sink in between for practical use. The wood panelled alcove matches the rest of the kitchen and makes this space equally warm and homely.
One side of the dining area and hall opens up with a bank of glass doors to let you take a dip in the pool, and admire the verdant greenery outside.
This corner of the home houses the simple yet elegant dining room on one side with its wooden and white appeal, while sliding wooden doors stand on the right, hiding a classy wall of storage for your essentials. Overhead beams add to the Mediterranean magic, and the place comes alive with the abundance of white.
The backyard is almost like a resort, right out of the pages of your favourite travel magazine. A sunny yellow canopy adds a pop of colour, and creates a happy vibe which translates into the sleek swimming pool as well. Set in the midst of a green lawn, this pool with its razor sharp design is an enticing oasis of refreshing luxury on a hot day!
As our tour ends, it’s not hard to realise that this home is stylish yet warm, and simple yet sophisticated in its design. The neat and clean look of this villa has been achieved with perfection, thanks to the absence of unnecessary fuss and frills. For more inspiration, take a look at another home tour - A breezy and ethereal retreat in Barcelona.