Private House in Sozopol

Sozopol, Bulgaria
Simple Architecture
Assen Emilov

The three-storey house is located near the Black sea town of Sozopol in Bulgaria and is situated on a plot with panoramic sea view. Designed by Simple Architecture, the project consists of partial reconstruction and complete visual transformation of the existing house. The old house was built around 15 years ago in a style imitating the authentic style for Sozopol architectural elements and materials. The wish of the contractor has been to achieve the exactly opposite effect; to have a contrasting, memorable, minimalist, and contemporary architecture.

The biggest challenge of the project has been to reduce—as much as feasible—the cluster of geometries and to emphasise the constructive principle of the building by making some spatial and organisational improvements of the interior.

The guiding idea of this project has been to create a light, elegant, and ethereal atmosphere, dominated by the sea view and the constantly changing colours of the surrounding nature. Both the interior and the exterior have been decided in nuances of the white with the only colourful touch being the works of art present in the house.

The courtyard has various areas to relax and unwind, each with its unique qualities, therefore assuring a diverse experience of the exterior.

In terms of organisation, the house has one large common area, which includes a living room, a kitchen, and dining room. There are also four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two toilets as well as storage and service rooms. The furnishing with its plastic, abstract and non-standard forms has been carefully selected to create the overall feeling of stepping into an art gallery.

In the shop