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Côte d'Azur, France

Extension and swimming pool
Status: concept only
Year: 2020
Gross floor area: 200 m2
Location: Cannes, France

Hidden between the trees on a hill, three small villas are overlooking the bay of Cannes. Historically the three villas belonged to a bigger estate, over the years parts of the estate were sold to separate owners. The middle villa is a long, one storey house placed in East-West direction. Our Client asked us for a design extending the house without changing the appearance drastically.

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The existing house is divided in two, the back part making a small step down together with the hill sloping downwards.

 

Our proposal was a to extend the roof of the upper part, creating a bit of extra height at the back. Together with the hill sloping down this allowed enough space for a whole extra story to be tucked under the ground floor at the back of the house.

Slightly further down the hill a swimming pool will be build. The terrace of the original house, the new extension and the swimming pool are connected with stairs.   

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The façade of the new extension and the retaining walls are natural stone as if they were carved out of the hillside. They form a pedestal for the original house on top and are not visible when entering the house. From the house you can take a stair down, as if you were going underground, entering the extension. Opening the door to the master bedroom a panorama view unfolds with a view of the swimming pool and valley below. 

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