A Luxurious Villa Facing Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt is the latest interior design project by Maria Kardami Design Studio. They have designed the interior of a spacious family villa in the Pyramid Hills, the luxury residential development set on the Giza Plateau close to the amenities of Cairo, Egypt.
Giza Pyramids View
The villa’s orientation provides spectacular main views of the Giza Pyramids. The main living areas surround an extensive terrace on three sides; the fourth side of the property is planted with palms and an area of rock garden with native vegetation. A long swimming pool with an adjacent shallow pool is flanked by a latticed wooden pergola with a bar area, backed by more tall palms.
Giza Pyramids Villa Redefines Luxury Design
On the ground floor, the large main living room and adjoining smaller living room with bar and fireplace open onto the terrace and each other. They are floored in dark brown oak strips laid in a chevron pattern which unifies the two spaces. Walls and custom-designed floor-to-ceiling curtains are of a warm beige colour.
Soft furnishings in organic shapes by Baxter are upholstered in shades of sage-green and grey, picking up the tones of the Travertino which forms the top of the bar. Lighting fixtures here, as throughout the rest of the house, are elegantly minimalist, adapted to the prevailing aesthetic, and for the most part, designed by MK Design Studio in bronze or gold coloured metal.
Travertino also forms one wall and the marble dining table of the adjacent dining room, which is also floored in dark brown oak, as well as the floor, countertop, and island in the large, simply massed kitchen and the floor of the attached outdoor kitchen lounge. The kitchen cabinets are dark wood and bronze, continuing the ground-floor colour scheme.
The dark oak floor continues through into the ground floor powder room, where the walls and custom-designed sink are of Onyx marble with gold fixtures. The toilet area is entirely clad in Onyx marble, and both rooms feature recessed lighting along the edges of walls and ceiling, creating an airy quality to what are all too often visually enclosed spaces.
Divine Ground Floor Design
Both the master bedroom and dressing room, and the junior bedrooms and dressing rooms, are located on the ground floor, in one wing of the house. They are also floored in dark brown oak strips, this time in a rectangular pattern which spatially delimits each room. The extensive master bedroom dressing room walls are also of dark brown oak, and the glass-fronted wardrobe frames are of brushed gold metal.
The rest of the colour palette is lighter and brighter than that of the ground floor. The master bedroom walls are pale cream, as are the custom-designed floor-to-ceiling curtains. Sculptural furniture in simple, often rounded organic shapes, is by such designers as Baxter and Poltrona Frau as well as articles custom-designed by MK Design for each room.
The master bathroom’s flooring and walls are of Travertino, as are the custom-designed sink and sunken bath in a simple, rectilinear design. Cocoon plumbing fixtures are all of the brushed gold.
Royal Treatment Guest Rooms
In addition to staff accommodation the basement level incorporates the guest bedrooms and guest living room/dining room, which opens onto a lower patio; a mini-kitchen; and the gym, sauna, massage room, and changing areas. In the guest bedrooms, the colour palette and materials are carried through from the floors above. In the gym, dark oak is replaced by pale oak flooring and walls, lightening the enclosed space.
Sophisticated Residence in Cairo
Giza Pyramids Villa is a sophisticated residence that supports a lifestyle in which entertaining and family life play an important role. The minimal yet elegant aesthetic, sculptural volumes, tone-on-tone colour palette, and restrained yet luxurious use of materials throughout, give the living spaces a serene and harmonious atmosphere.