Welcome to our gallery featuring the Cassia Antica house, designed by JM Architecture.
Cassia Antica is a remodeling project of a 1960s villa, located in a residential complex along the historic consular Roman road. It neighbours the Veio natural park, at the north end of the Italian capital. The villa, spread over three levels, has been redesigned to accommodate very different functions on every level.
The basement level is dedicated to play and relaxation areas. This floor plays host to a large spa clad entirely in teak wood, containing a 6 x 2.5 meter counter current lap pool with hydro jets on the other end.
Through the clear glass wall we find a playroom. Both areas visibly create a large single space due to the transparent wall. A sunken patio conveys natural light to this level and creates a private outdoor area hidden from the sight of neighboring villas.
The ground level, hosting normal daytime functions, is organized into two separated zones, separated by the entrance catwalk. On the left side are the kitchen, family room and dining area, while the right side holds the study room and the living area.
The room distribution has been planned for the ability to reach every area from the foyer, without crossing any other space. This level is designed in close relationship with the outdoors. All rooms have an accessible exterior area at the same floor height, with large curtain wall façade, bringing natural light inside. The living area shares its outdoor projection with a covered patio. The patio surface comprises a wood deck with gravel inserts defining the walking and meditation areas.
All bedrooms are located on the upper level, with adjoining walk-in closets and bathrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with a large built in desk, flat screen TV, and minibar.
The majority of adopted materials in this space are natural wood. Aside the teak throughout the basement level, the predominant wood is Canadian maple, chosen for its warm touch. The maple is used for the custom made floors and the solid wood wall cladding. All decks are paved with Ipe wood. Other materials include gravel inserts, bamboo plants, and grass.
Living room featuring light hardwood flooring and darker wall paneling, with TV embedded in media strip.
Opposite angle of living room, highlighting grey couch with white end table, small window at far end.
Wide angle of open dining area with large white table and metal frame seating, living room in background.
Straight on view of dining and living areas. Hidden light sources at top and bottom of walls.
Dining area as seen from middle hall space. Sunlight coming through outer glass wall lights the area along with embedded light sources in floor and ceiling.
Corner of dining area, white sun shades over glass wall on the right.
Central hallway connecting all rooms, replete with white on all vertical surfaces and small media strip echoing the living room.
Small dining area off kitchen featuring bench seating and recessed lighting underneath.
View of kitchen at far end, smaller dining area on right.
Kitchen area centered around white pillar, with bar style seating and view through glass wall to outdoor area.
Lower level pool room with relaxing area in background, large white pillars punctuating all-wood matching floor and ceiling.
Long view of pool room, showcasing matching wood paneling on nearly every surface.
Angled view of pool room, featuring another media strip with embedded TV on far wall.
Closer view of media strip, highlighting “hidden” matching wood panel door in pool room.
Full view of pool room, white walls with recessed lighting on left through glass divide.
Ultra modern bathroom featuring large bath matching all white interior.
Upper level main bathroom featuring extensive counter space and door to outside.
Opposite view of main bathroom, highlighting sitting area on left.
Glass door shower in master bath.
Central hallway opening to every room, with under-lit stairway on right.
Head on shot of the stairway with hidden lighting, glass wall with outside view.
Upper Floor Plan
Main Floor Plan
Lower Floor Plan
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