the story of villa agapi’s Full interior and exterior transformation – 2021
Prior to its re-sale, three bedroom Villa Agapi lacked inspiration. The interiors were dark and lacked character, eluding an atmosphere of indifference. Outside, the old-fashioned, orange terrace tiles were worn and the space was not utilised to maximise areas for outside living. In 2021 the new, current owners purchased Villa Agapi with a vision to transform the property into a modern, efficient home for full time living. And they employed Aphroditerentals.com to bring their visions to reality.
Create a contemporary style property that had a Cypriot feel whilst completely modernising everything from top to bottom, and creating new areas for entertaining and relaxing.
Creation of additional space: we applied for the additional cover to increase the size of the living space, whilst utilising the large front garden and converting that into a private shaded outside living space – a beautiful courtyard. Bi-fold doors were installed to run the whole length of the living and dining areas, which brightened the interiors as well as opening them up to bring the outside in. With the bi-fold doors open the exterior and interior areas blend to create one vast living space, making the most of the outside living lifestyle which is one of the main highlights of living in a sunny climate.
a touch of cyprus
Encorporating traditional Cypriot features by: using stone inside and outside of the villa, creating a beautiful courtyard with decorative metal window grates and gate, and planting traditional Cyprus flora. A large olive tree features in the courtyard, as well as a terracotta Pithari with beautiful bougainvillea.
Adding the contemporary: all bathrooms were renovated, each with a particular colour theme and with some cool features added. All the floors were retiled using beautiful, large 1metre tiles. New lighting was installed throughout, including modern spot lights, rear glow mirrors, and up-lighting in the new living area ceilings. Glass balustrades replaced older-style banisters to lighten and modernise the space. The villa was completely refurnished with textiles and furniture that was carefully selected with the owners, sourced here in Cyprus from various trusted suppliers.
Comfort and luxury go hand in hand: new underfloor heating was installed throughout the villa, as well as a new VRV air-conditioning unit in the living area and new split air-conditioning units in other rooms. We maximised every nuke and cranny that we could out of the space, where there was barely any in the original layout: a new utility area was created in the basement level, and a previously disregarded basement space was upgraded to be facilitated as an office. New owner storage spaces were created in spaces had been unutilised.
lighting and security
Creating atmosphere and safety: lighting was an integral aspect of the renovation and contributes hugely to the look, feel and ambience that the villa now enjoys. Interior lighting includes modern spot lights, rear glow mirrors, and up-lighting in the new living area ceilings. Outside, we up-lit the whole garden with signature lighting in archways and making a feature of the olive trees. This was done whilst ensuring that the property was sound on a security perspective, with CCTV and sensor lighting installed throughout, and, of course, an alarm system.
Optimising outside space to enhance a sunny Cypriot lifestyle: the outside space around the pool was increased significantly, the terrace was completely retiled, drainage improved and shading installed. The new owners are social and enjoy entertaining guests, so a large entertainment space with built-in catering-grade facilities was created, and has been thoroughly enjoyed since moving in. In addition, a complete pool renovation was undergone: we converted it from a skimmer pool to an overflow pool, retiled it and installed new stairs and lighting. Not to mention, it was dog-proofed for the owners pets who were also due to move in!
Energy conscious: to top it off we then made the villa very energy efficient by installing a Photovoltaic system on the roof and on the new car parking pergola. We also installed new double glazed windows which vastly improved the thermal qualities of the house.
If you would like to talk about how you can renovate your Aphrodite Hills property to the same high quality of Villa Agapi then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mark for a free consultation:
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