House, Pristina, Kosovo
Located in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, this big villa on the hills is both intriguing and innovative thanks to its unusual layout. Offering a contemporary take of a house in a garden, the project is conceived as an assemblage of disjointed rooms with different dimensions and height, intended to be experienced as separate spaces that are loosely connected.
The entrance hall floor is from Arabescato marble, a precious white limestone with darker grey veins, that continues on the staircase leading to the first floor. Hanging on the ceiling are two opaline glass and brass chandeliers by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. An indoor pool is entirely covered with Vals stone, with its peculiar dense grid of white quartz veins on the cold gray-blue background.
The living room is spread over two levels, with an alabaster staircase leading to a mezzanine study: it is dominated by the huge, white blown glass and metal 9-lights chandelier, with a diameter of three meters, a made-to-order design by Venini. A large master bedroom with an integrated bathroom and a cigar room with billiard complete the ground floor, while the children and guest rooms are upstairs. Every room has its own color and tone: from the total white for the corridor, to green and wood for the kitchen, to the bright red for the family room, to name a few. The furniture is a mix of antique and modern pieces, in a game of contrasts that follows the eclectic and cosmopolitan taste of the owners.