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Beautiful villa with a spectacular aquarium on the upper level

Aquariums are beautiful in more than one way. An aquarium is a way of bringing a piece of the natural environment into our home, a way of feeling closer to nature without having to leave the comfort of our home. Aquariums come in many different shapes, sizes and designs. Some are designed for display and include colorful, exotic fish and decorations while others are purely functional. The aquarium that this villa has is definitely a great display feature.

This villa is located in the Netherlands. It was designed and built by Centric Design Group and has a unique interior. The most distinguishable feature is the aquarium from the upper level. It’s a spectacular focal point. Actually, there are two aquariums, one on each side of the supporting column which is also the fireplace wall. As you can notice, the aquariums aren’t just for display. They also have a different function as they serve as banisters.

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The overall design of the villa is eclectic. It’s not just because of the aquariums. Throughout the internal space, a perpetual contrast between casual and elegant can be observed. While the main features of the design are simple, the accent features are glamorous and unique. If we try to ignore the aquariums for a second, we can see that the décor is still eye-catching thanks to the beautiful light fixtures, the fireplace wall and the skylights.

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The villa includes an open floor plan which contains the open kitchen and an expansive dining area. The dining space features a very long table and two long benches placed in an L shape. The atmosphere here is both elegant and inviting and comfortable. On the upper level, one of the aquariums hides a multipurpose area that can also be used as a second, smaller dining area but also as a work environment.

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Posted in Architecture on February 2, 2013

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