Seizing the opportunity to have their own weekend house right on the beach where they could spend time and relax with their families, two brothers purchased a plot in the beautiful Lido de Jesolo resort town, in Italy. Here they worked together with architecture studio JMA to build a modern beachfront villa which they could share.
Because the narrow site only allowed the building to have a maximum width of 11 meters, this width was divided into two equally sized sections. The idea was to create a pavilion-inspired structure with a symmetrical layout, split into two down the middle by a central spine wall. The pavilion has a single story above ground but also features a big basement which contains a gym, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a plunge pool, a laundry room, a spacious stainless steel kitchen and a guest area.
This symmetrical layout allows each family to enjoy their independence and offers them the same opportunities. Also, the two sections of this beautiful beach house are identically furnished. They each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and mirrored living areas. On the south-facing side of the pavilion there’s a zero edge swimming pool while on the northern side there’s the entry courtyard and a big parking area with space for four cars on each side. This ensures that both families and their guests have separate parking spots without the need to share and interfere with the others. The north facade of the building is completely opaque which offers acoustic insulation from the noise in the courtyard and the street. In comparison, the rest of the facades have glass walls and sliding doors which offer access to covered terraces and the pool area. The basement enjoys a strong connection to the outdoors as well, featuring sunken patios on both sides.
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni