Caprini & Pellerin architectes : Villa Casa Vara

Doing honor to Mediterranean culture in a contemporary design? Bet accepted for the French agency Caprini & Pellerin - Cannes duo composed of Kevin Caprini and Jerry Pellerin -, which signs a solar villa on the Côte d'Azur, inspired by both vernacular architecture and Californian works. Result? A building as luxurious as it is rustic in which one could well spend a few vacations.

Near the village of Valbonne (06), the builders imagine a flat-roofed villa, typology more common in Los Angeles than in the region of Nice. An American silhouette yet coated with typical materials from the south of France that immediately evoke Provence and the song of cicadas.


The owner reaches his house of 250 square meters from behind, through a series of ancient stone steps, lost in the middle of the vegetation. The set consists of two blocks placed one on top of the other: the first, made of recycled brown stone, is located on the ground floor and houses most of the house. The living room - juxtaposed with a sky patio whose aesthetic refers to riads in North Africa - is the centerpiece of the house and is extended by a dining room with Scandinavian-inspired furniture. These spaces are open on a kitchen in brushed oak, white Carrara marble and green zelliges, slightly unhooked by the effect of a lower ceiling.
This level also includes two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The wood is declined in many ways: brushed oak or raw spruce bring indeed these spaces of night heat and intimacy.

A wide open staircase on all its height thanks to a bay in traditional glass-like ironwork leads to the upper block, in white granite. The latter, placed cantilevered on the main volume, is characterized by a huge bay window overlooking the garden. A sleek set that welcomes the master suite, enjoying a large bathroom.
Finally, usually dedicated to storage, the basement here is a temple of entertainment: children's hut, steam room with shower, fitness room, wine cellar and home cinema complete this already rich program.

A home in which to live!

To learn more, visit the Caprini & Pellerin architectes website

Photographs: DR

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