Modern, inviting interiors where curvy, minimalist shapes are warmed up by the use of wood: let’s check out the Casa PA project and the marvellous renovation work performed on a fifties’ villa in the northern Sardinia together.

Breathtaking views, Moorish-style architecture, rounded, organic shapes. It’s not hard to understand why, in the early 60s, Prince Karim Aga Khan fell in love at first sight with Sardinia and with its 50s villas, starting a trend that ended up with the Emerald Coast becoming one of the most sought-after, dream destinations.

Thanks to its owners Paola Chessa and Alex Jansen, and to the domECO studio of Sassari, that created the project, today we are going to visit one of these villas.

Casa PA: the project in detail

In Sardinia, the interiors of 50s villas are often distributed in a traditional way which is far too strict for modern couples whose needs obviously differ from those of people who used to live more than 50 years ago.

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The panoramic view enjoyed from Casa PA’s terrace

Thanks to recent re-designing by architects Salvatore Putzu, Valentina Madrau and Barbara Fele, Casa PA now looks completely different: the reception area consists of a single room with soft, curvy lines and it makes the most of all the existing windows that let you discreetly look out onto the terrace and a marvellous view of the sea.

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The reception area/kitchen (as well as the new bathroom/utility room) have preserved the original ribbed plasterwork of the outer walls (that mark the initial perimeter of the home) to which grey resin flooring, white inner walls with soft, curvy shapes and custom chestnut woodwork have been added.

A colour scheme that is minimalist yet warm, thanks to the choice of neutral, cosy-coloured timber and fabrics.

Functionality has definitely not been forgotten. The sofa is modular and can be arranged as required while the custom table benefits from hinged flaps that, when folded down, transform it into a handy worktop.

The dimensions of the bedrooms and bathroom have not been altered but their design now matches the rest of the house.

Why choose Palazzetti’s Ecomonoblocco 16:9 3D?

Many facts must be considered when choosing a firebox: its manufacturer, its style, its functionality, the type of after-sales service centres and so on. So why choose Palazzetti? We asked the architects at domECO precisely the same question:

The most important reason behind our choosing Palazzetti is that it is one of the very few professional and top-quality companies in Italy. We needed a corner heating appliance with a minimalist design that would ensure excellent performances, top quality and a reliable sales network.

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The Ecomonoblocco 16:9 3D firebox was installed in the open-space area of the villa’s reception room.

The fireplace was clad with a fire-resistant plasterboard panel that let us achieve the characteristic curves that distinguish this project. The same plasterboard becomes a projector screen, that replaces the TV.

The cladding contains all the necessary vents which are hidden in niches or, when exposed, have widely spaced-out blades.

To improve the connection between the plasterboard and the base, the metallic edges of the firebox are covered with basalt strips which are also refined trims.

You can check out all the technical features of the Ecomonoblocco 16:9 3D firebox here.

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Photos by Barbara Pau

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