Piedra Villa, located in the District One community of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City in Dubai, was designed by ELE interior Design as an embodiment of sophistication and luxury. The designers crafted this luxury villa in collaboration with Cherwell Interiors to emulate a modern contemporary concept while preserving its neoclassical originality. The design of Piedra Villa is amplified by its surrounding lush greenery and serene lagoons. The two studios approached the design concept in a systematic way, ensuring that both teams acted in a coordinated way to review, select and supervise the transformation of the space in line with the client’s desired aesthetics.
The villa’s design creates a hotel-inspired minimalist home. Set in a neutral colour palette with blue highlights, the villa emulates grace and elegance, accentuated by art and nuanced architectural details. Minimalistic furnishings in the space are beautifully contrasted with a meticulous selection of natural stones in dark and light tones. The expansive front door in a natural wood finish leads the way through a stellar foyer that is adorned with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. A custom-made stone bench alongside the statement olive tree graces the lobby, as do hand-picked signature artefacts. This ensemble is set amidst minimalistic lighting fixtures and Italian furniture, creating a design focus point.
The architectural features of the gracious double-height staircase are decked with bevelled, tinted mirrors and stucco cladding, and integrated LED lighting, to enhance their visual value. A fully equipped kitchen with a picturesque landscape filled with palm trees, flowering shrubs and serene lawns parallels a lavish boutique hotel. Five spacious bedrooms occupy the first floor of the villa, with individual ensuite bathrooms.
Another unique feature of Piedra Villa is the seamless connectivity throughout the space, which has been achieved by designing harmonious circulation from the living area to formal seating and dining rooms.
The villa also features a range of unique natural materials, including Bianco Gaia and Volokas marble stone cladding and solid wood flooring. In coherence with the natural materials, white linen textured wall panels and wallpapers and champagne and brass finish accents add to the aesthetics, contrasting with exotic dark marble finishes, upscale Italian furniture and custom furnishings. ELE Interior Design’s hand-picked statement pieces from brands like Minotti, Visionnaire and Flos lighting, along with custom artefacts, add a sophisticated look and feel to the space.