Casa Vara is a contemporary finca-style villa in Provence designed by the Cannes-based architects Kevin Caprini & Jerry Pellerin. Perched on a hilltop, its light-flooded interiors emphasise raw, natural materials and pits rough against smooth textures to create an inside/outside aesthetic drawn from the surrounding landscape.
The master bathroom features white veined marble walls and washbasins that contrast with storage and pillars made of rough wood, a shower lined with small dark ceramic tiles and a freestanding bath. The Vintage Brass basin and bath brassware, from The Watermark Collection’s Elan Vital collection, adds authentic detail to what the architects describe as the villa’s “chic bohemian” feel.
Two further bathrooms highlight the sheer individuality of the fixtures and fittings chosen for this project, with each singular element given space to speak; from local timber and stone to Watermark’s characterful Brooklyn brassware, again featuring a Vintage Brass finish.
The architects describe this as a house for “a happy family” and a large social kitchen forms a natural hub at the heart of the villa.
Traditional in concept and materials, but utterly contemporary in its realisation, the kitchen is full of warm colour and craft textures. The sink features Watermark’s Elan Vital brassware in the Vintage Brass finish that links through to the three bathrooms.
A minute attention to detail is obvious everywhere in this project… and best summarised in the architects’ own words, “Accents amalgamate into a coherent, harmonious and beautiful entity.”