For many years, the home of foreign embassies, an elegant villa from the beginning of the 20th century in the historical surroundings of Rome returns to its origins as a residential home, turning into a spectacular penthouse with a large panoramic terrace.
It is located in the neighbourhood that surrounds the amazing Villa Torlonia Park. The buildings are elegant and offer views of ancient monuments scattered among the enchanting greenery. It is no coincidence that the main theme of the project developed by the young Bomori Architetti team is dialogue and visual connections with the environment.
The penthouse, called the Lady Apartment, is spread over two floors, the result of an expansion made in the 1930s and 1950s with the latest construction techniques that allowed for a more fluid and freer reconfiguration of the interior layout compared to the lower floors of the villa. Large white walls and windows framing the outdoor vegetation are paired with dark, elegant and linear volumes that, in contrast between black and white, define some of the rooms - like the kitchen that opens onto the dining room.
The two floors are internally connected by a small staircase lined with wood as well as a new floor. Where possible, the available space was used with custom decor - partly white, like walls, and partly lacquered grey, to create contrasts that increase the perception of depth in the room. Great attention to detail is paid to the bathroom, where there is a colour palette that characterizes the interior design of the entire home. The floors or walls feature white or black surfaces, shelves, wood panelling, sophisticated details like the Android radiator - designed by Daniel Libeskind for Antrax IT - and thin metal support structures.
And, as the architects said, one of the biggest advantages are without a doubt the terraces. Going out on the terrace of the top floor, it seems that the greenery from the pots merges with the vegetation of the park, and the feeling of alienation from the city becomes really palpable.