ZANTOS founder and creative director, Ernst Jan Zantingh, along with his wife Karin Zantingh Van Os, a designer and artist wanted a comfortable family home which would also be a showcase property for ZANTOS.
The villa is 380m2 and has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office and a pool. It was built on a barren, terraced hillside property. This two level house was constructed of concrete blocks and painted with crepi which is a typical textured paint used on exterior facades in France. The roof was tiled over oak beams. The open floor plan of the villa with French doors opening up onto the exterior living areas maximizes the natural light into the home and provides a sweeping view of the valley. Floors are tiled in Egyptian stone with white plastered walls. The home is a harmonious mix of old and new, yet has all the modern comforts for daily living.
The kitchen and the dining area are separated by an island and the symmetrical dining seating area gives a spacious and refined dining style aspect. This is a ZANTOS signature style using symmetry to create harmony in a space.
As the villa sits on the top portion of the property, there is a long winding driveway with an impressive wrought iron gate. The office is located in the middle portion of the property below the pool area. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, complete with sculptures in the garden.
Suppliers: Gertsnel (decoration), Giorgetti, Linteloo and Bench (sofas and chairs), Chravt (sculptures), La Fibule (designer furniture), Casamance (fabrics), Eichholz, Pan International (lighting), Casamilano & Meridiani (decoration and furniture).