ERMOU 300 RESIDENCE
Location: Cyprus - Nicosia (Historical Centre)
Plot Size: 1,040m²
Built Surface Area: 680m²
Date of Origin: 1800 (Estimated)
Construction Date: 2010 Rehabilitation (Mix Use)
Built in 2012, the residence is a combination of the restoration and rehabilitation of the historical existing building and a modern, steel structure extension.
What used to be a small barn for the travelers’ animals was transformed to an open plan ground floor living area with an Eastern garden view.
As an extension to this preserved historical building, a North facing modern steel structure was added along the Southern boundary of the plot forming an L-shaped entity, with the dining and kitchen areas embracing the garden around which the entire residence was conceived.
Full height sliding opening windows along the Northern ground floor façade allow the interaction between the residence ground floor and the garden where as the floor above offers comprises of 3 en suite bedrooms, with stunning Northern perspective views of the no man’s land ‘buffer zone’ and the occupied part of Nicosia, the only divided capital in Europe, since the Turkish invasion in 1974.
The basement has been transformed into a gym room with views on the archaeological findings excavated during the construction and the swimming pool water filters direct sunlight into the basement through submerged triple glazing glass surfaces.