A young couple with children who lived in the Istanbul megapolis center decided to move to a quieter area closer to nature. They inherited a beautiful lot with perennial oak and walnut trees in the Rishadie area on the outskirts of Istanbul, next to a forest. When the designers visited the lot to take measurements, they noticed a fruitful, perennial walnut tree standing where the planned villa was to be built. The main challenge of the project was to design the villa in such a way that the tree would not have to be cut down. The customers enthusiastically accepted the suggestion to incorporate the tree into the house.
The main idea of the project was to integrate the live walnut tree into a contemporary living space in such a way that its texture and color complemented and harmonized with the room furnishings. The combination of travertine texture and patinated brass was chosen as the ideal match for this purpose.
Project: Villa Istanbul
Designer: Jasmin Kozha