Project name: The Masterpiece 1688 Villa SB

Location: Beijing, China

Date completed: June 2018

Interior Designer: Ronald Lu & Partners

Developer: New World China Land

The Masterpiece 1688 Villa SB has five-stories, with three above ground level and two underground floors. It was designed in a blended traditional and modern Chinese concept. The Villa is embellished with various oriental elements: contrasting yin and yang, wood hues and simple vertical elements create a quaint and exquisite look. Gentle lake blues and medium earth yellows instil cosy and warm feelings. The internal courtyard speaks to a delicate and orderly lifestyle, creating an elegant. Tranquil and comfortable environment for family gatherings.

The stone with zigzag texture in the hallways subtly connects the exterior and interior environments, while the ingenious grained grids hanging on the walls of the living room, tearoom and breakfast room act as screens, creating private separated spaces. The basement is primarily a recreation space that encourages interaction. The distinctive open kitchen lies at the centre of a two-story glass-encased atrium. An indoor staircase is set as an extension of the hallways for accessing the inner and outer yards.

On the third floor lies the elaborately arranged master bedroom. The corridor is cleverly built as an extra-large deep wood coloured cloakroom which creates an interesting sharp contrast to the light-coloured master bedroom. The designer separated the painting and calligraphy room from the bedroom with a TV bench decorated with concise strips, multi-layered wallpaper and a striking 3D carpet.

The theory of the design not only focuses on the space itself, but the architectural structure, the flexible layout and most importantly – the interactive yet comfortable connection between grandparents, parents and children, so that the bonding among families will be strengthened.

The villa was designed using blended traditional and modern Chinese concept through several ways: through the basement for family gatherings: through the tea-tasting area in the hallways and in the bedroom; through the deep wood-coloured used in the master bedroom’s cloakroom.