clinging to the cliff, between the sky and the sea
Villa Livorno is located in a very unusual place, hidden from the view of the main road, the house is adjacent to a cliff above the Tyrrhenian Sea, from where a breathtaking view opens. The classic seaside holiday home is transformed into an exclusive refuge, away from the crowds and noise, and in close contact with the surrounding nature. Arranged on the small terraces, the building is spread over several floors, in this way making the best use of the little space. The main view is facing west – towards the sea, but each opening is designed according to the environment, and even from the smallest window you can enjoy a magnificent view of the landscape.
On the first level accessible from the street we can see the flat roof with a welcoming terrace-solarium; on the lower floor there is the living area, a large open space and a small terrace; below and closer to the sea, there is a secluded sleeping area. Going up the cliff, not far from the main house, there is a small building with another bedroom and a small outdoor area with a swimming pool.
skyline minimal frames and villa livorno
The entrance is characterized by a glass door with two fixed side windows, that provide the best possible lighting. The Skyline Minimal Frames system allows the thickness of the wooden profiles to be reduced to a minimum, thus giving them a light and essential appearance. Behind the entrance to the room there is a large sliding balcony door with an almost invisible and essential frame. Skyline Sliding in white lacquered fir blends with the wall and perfectly frames the surrounding landscape thanks to the thickness of only 37 mm. The specially designed handle emphasizes the linearity of the profile and, as a purely functional element, becomes an important design detail.
For the small outbuilding, the owner has chosen a type of window from a more traditional line, but no less efficient from a functionality point of view. The two lift and slide doors of the Klima 80 Slim collection adapt to any style of construction, constituting a valid alternative for those environments that do not require a minimal profile.