Jonathan Tuckey Design have completed an elegantly understated villa on the shores of Lake Como, in northern Italy.

The site originally housed a derelict concrete shell that undermined its scenic context. The brief outlined a desire to transform the structure, utilising exquisite local craftsmanship to articulate a painterly, serene and cinematic set of spaces.

Recent photography by Simone Bossi highlights the materiality which references the villas geographical context and relationship to topography. Ethereal wool curtains levitate as translucent screens, slowly revealing the panoramic vista beyond. Green stained oak panelling wraps throughout the kitchen, living space and room thresholds to make a tonal connection to the rolling hills of Lombardy. Similarly, a polished concrete and marble floor echoes the mirrored planes of the outdoor pool and lake beyond, pulling the outside in. Existing rudimentary steel columns have been wrapped with locally sourced marble, offsetting the existing gnarled soffit.

This is the first of our three residential projects in Lake Como to complete, with one currently under construction and the other commencing on site this summer.