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Villa Belvedere, an oasis of relaxation on the shores of Lake Garda

May 29, 2020
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Villa Belvedere, an oasis of relaxation on the shores of Lake Garda

 

In Costermano, an Italian municipality in the hills on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Perathoner Architects has designed Villa Belvedere, a private home located above a small olive grove, with a wonderful view of the green hilly landscape down to the lake.

The two-storey Villa Belvedere building presents to the north the largely closed facade preserves the privacy of the residents, whereas the entire south-facing downhill view is glazed floor-to-ceiling to provide the greatest possible view from every part of the house.

The result is a contemporary, minimalist architecture that is strongly inspired by the rationalism of the early 20th century, without ignoring the local context: the ground floor clad with local natural stone forms the base for the cantilevered upper floor, made of exposed concrete with white cement and aggregates made of Carrara marble; on the southern side, the terraces, the bedrooms and the spacious lounges on both floors are shaded by far-protruding and sophisticated canopies.

In addition, the villa includes a large infinity pool in the palm garden, an underground garage accessible by car lift and ensures an optimal balance between the incidence of light and shading, especially in the hot summer months.

Villa Belvedere, an oasis of relaxation in the heart of Italy.