There was no missing out on capturing the coastal views inside the Olive Tree Villa. So much so, Gavin Maddock designed the guesthouse to have an entirely glazed facade that opens up in spaces such as the upper-level living room, letting you bask in the sea views and salty fresh air. Gavin says the design team’s material palette demonstrates their commitment to being mindful of the coast’s rugged environment and how the home could be easily maintained. The concrete exterior is softened by the timber screens which will patina with time, used for the upper-level terraces, street view windows, garage door and front door.
Coloured plastered brick construction – the same inside and out – was chosen to create a ‘relaxed holiday feel’ and paired with off-shutter concrete surfaces. As a hardwearing and no-fuss base for sandy feet in the beachside retreat, Gavin says they selected hardened coloured cement screed as the flooring throughout.