Istanbul-based architecture and interior design studio Rafine Mimarlik recently realised Villa K2, a contemporary holiday home discreetly tucked away in a plain of rocks and stones on a hill of Assos, Turkey. With its earthy character, muted tones and rough texture, the residence is the perfect embodiment of the local architecture of the region.
The owners are two sisters who recently decided they wanted to build a warm, cosy villa together. They enlisted the help of the well-known design studio. To integrate the house into the landscape while making use of that special beauty, the team chose local materials and natural tones. In this way, the view is brought inside as much as possible, which is certainly a great asset in a holiday home. To connect the interior and exterior spaces, local stones were used on the interior walls. Because the villa was placed taking into account the natural slope of the land and the direction of the sun, all rooms receive plenty of sunlight, which makes the atmosphere in the house even more relaxing. Along the same lines, an open layout was chosen for the interior, with no boundaries between the living room and the open kitchen, for example.
The kitchen is given more depth by using green natural stone for the cooking island
The kitchen is given more depth by using green natural stone for the cooking island and choosing real eye-catchers in natural materials for the lamps. In turn, the bedroom has impressive views. Very interesting is the platform on which the bed and sitting area are located, giving the room a royal effect. The natural oak furniture brings extra warmth to the whole. The same vision was followed in the bathroom too, where the green Antonio Lupi bath immediately attracts all attention. The light colour palette and the strong connection with the surroundings make this holiday home a very desirable place to spend your summers. The natural materials add strength to the result and complete the luxurious atmosphere.
Images courtesy of & visualisations by Rafine Mimarlik