“My home is my castle” – I guess you have heard that saying? Well this project of Studio Metrocubo located in Novigrad, Croatia brings the statement to a new meaning- more literal and more artistic meaning. Wanting to valorize the local context the architects preserved the surviving parts of the medieval city wall as a part of the architectural project and introduced it within the contemporary luxury home they build. Mixing historical heritage with modern materials and functional contemporary design the constructors achieved elegant blend and a 5-star residence. Examples of this merger can be found not only in the extensive usage of local stone in the house but also in the fact that the stone facade on the west side is an extension of an existing segment of the stone wall and in this way – preserving the old and upgrading it with new imaginative inclusions – the character of the house is created.
The architects made the effort every room of the luxury house to have visual connection with the sea and predisposing the interior to the abundance of natural light and fresh breeze the architects used light, high-quality materials bringing unique and sophisticated atmosphere into the premises. Some of the most attractive parts of the house are the releasing rooftop terrace with a spectacular view out to the sea, along with the infinity pool and the sauna room bout strongly connected with the surrounding sea views. The material choices for the construction and interior design are natural, light and mostly in neutral earthy tones. The furnishing is modern, functional with clear, dynamic lines and contemporary edge. Most of the furniture is bespoke or from renowned design brands like Moooi, Poliform, Gervasoni, Vitra, Artemide… Photographs: Jan Stojkovic, Level 52