VILLA ÇEŞMEThe ground floor of the residence sits beneath an expansive concrete plinth that wraps around the house. This elevated plane serves as a deck for the floor above. Oney took this as an opportunity to create a vast shaded lounging area on the ground floor.
It features reflective pools and carefully chosen finishes that complement the landscape.
From this area, a dramatic white staircase slopes gently up to the house's main living area, where a double-height living space serves as a gathering point for residents and their guests. This expansive room enjoys direct access to a deck that extends the home outside.
The top storey contains more intimate spaces, including a standalone suite that contains its own kitchen and amenities. The house was designed with bespoke, minimal furnishings and finishes. "Only things made well can be laid bare to reveal their essence. I'm drawn to noble materials that reveal their inner characteristics — there is emotion there."
Tropical modernism is a popular aesthetic in hot and humid climates such as Cesme's.