Welcome to our gallery featuring the absolutely stunning Laiki Lefkothea project by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio.
The designers crafted this stupendous modern home with a view of the gulf in Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus.
Construction was completed in 2012 on this quiet countryside home, framed by a bold ribcage of I-beam arches. This unique outer focal point helps the already-astounding structure stand truly apart from its neighbors and peers.
The design is dynamic and innovative, with fresh juxtapositions of wildly different materials informing every angle. With stone, wood, and glass making up large expanses of the exterior, the metal arches create a singular appearance.
This sense of structure is nakedly visible on both the exterior and interior of the home, embracing the pure functionality while acting as an aesthetic focal point itself.
While the home sports many large windows, the design made sure to focus on privacy for the occupants. The shape of the structure as well as the surrounding landscape emphasizes this sense of private calm inside.
Centered in the large L-shape of the home structure, a sheltered veranda hugs the corner. There’s a tangible dialogue present between the fully indoor and the outdoor sections of the home.
With an eye toward efficiency and sustainability, the home was structured to conserve heat loss, making for greater comfort on cold nights as well as lowered heating bills.
The design equally emphasizes the utilitarian nature of the structure and its aesthetic value, making for a truly holistic sense of style. Every functional piece is also a (mynikevisit)visual showcase.
We find ourselves truly taken aback by this design, and we hope you feel the same way. It’s a one-of-a-kind building that we can’t get enough of.
The entire structure, covered in white walls, timber panels, and stone, is shot through and interconnected by the curved metal arches and beams we see here. This unique structural element gives the house an incredibly striking appearance.
With a head-on street view we can see the asymmetrical structure bursting with textural detail and unique shapes. The large windows are each framed uniquely, with a vertical strip of glass lining the main body of the building.
On the private side of the property, we see the car port at left and the expansive veranda at right. This sheltered area is wrapped in large steel beams and features its own lighting and overhead fans.
Several rooms on the first floor feature sliding glass doors, in addition to full height windows, making for fluid passage between indoor and outdoor spaces. Furniture here includes both a full dining setup and a mixture of comfortable living room-style seating.
Moving around to the front entryway, we see how the low exterior walls and strategically placed bushes conceal the actual doorway. The door itself is camouflaged as part of the vertical strip of timber, tucked behind the stone wall.
Here’s a close look at the unique curved beams wrapping the home. They make for a fantastic juxtaposition against the natural wood and stone elements of the building.
The large front door uses a thick slab of natural wood, giving way to a pristine white interior with grey large format tile flooring.
The center of the home is an open-plan area that is defined by the contrast between white walls and rich wood paneling. A large ventilation unit is tucked against the ceiling here, hovering over the living room.
The attention to detail and cohesive sense of design in this home is breathtaking. The modern furniture mixes clean minimalist shapes with bold colors and tones, like the white media console parked within the timber wall.
Turning left, we see the grand dining room space near the front entry. A large natural wood table stands surrounded by black leather upholstered chairs, contrasting nicely with the bright walls.
The kitchen is awash in sleek wood paneling and stainless steel, for a modern look that nods toward tradition. The room features a large breakfast nook with an L-shaped bench set against the island.
From the living room, we can see over the city and down to the harbor via the massive sliding glass panel that frames the front wall. The glass enclosed fireplace at left helps define the entryway as well.
Seeing the broad open area at a glance, we can appreciate the mixture of elements, from large windows to stone walls to the rich wood ceiling panels, conspiring to bring about a complex but highly complementary palette.
Moving down the hall to the more private areas of the home, we see a useful built-in bookshelf that mirrors the look of the window cutout above. The pristine white surroundings are anchored by the rich tone of natural hardwood flooring.
The bathroom is where a burst of wild creativity happens. Instead of clean white surfaces all around, it sports a unique graffiti wall with a mosaic of beautiful, colorful, and strange imagery backing the vanity.
Moving back outside, we see the modern patio furniture standing beside the large sliding glass panel that connects the kitchen to the outdoors. This area is hugged by the L-shape of the structure for a wealth of privacy.
Seeing the front facade at night, the warm yellow glow of recessed lighting helps to highlight many of the unique design flourishes of the home.
With the interior glowing out through large windows, we can appreciate the complex arrangement of space within the structure, perfectly disguised by the mixture of stone, steel, and concrete surrounding the home.
The living room, wrapped in timber panels both inside and out, is a truly standout feature of the home, bookended by full height glass on both sides. The entire structure is a work of art.
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