Design Greetings From Aix!
In July, interior designer Kevin Gray visited a hillside overlooking the Saint-Victoire mountain in Aix-en-Provence, France, where he was charged with overseeing the design of an “eco-friendly, underground house” for his friend’s daughter and her family. Covid has delayed the arrival of some materials, so Kevin Gray Design has yet to finalize the kitchen cabinetry and terrazzo for the kitchen island, and some furniture will later be swapped out with some of Kevin’s signature finds. Kevin worked with FLOS lighting and used the Smithfield light for the Grand Room, and recessed rectangles elsewhere.
Kevin designed the new home with an open courtyard to the land above to provide air and light for the bedrooms and bathrooms below ground, and Kevin will add planters with large local plants.
“With some of the home’s living spaces below ground, the house is light, open and airy and uses eco-friendly materials to conserve natural resources.”
– Interior Designer Kevin Gray
The new home was built on the orchards of the family’s 1972 mid-century ranch-style home complete with terracotta floors, mosaic pottery accent walls, pools, tennis courts and gardens. The house is decorated with signature 1970’s Italian furniture and Murano chandeliers and sconces, which will tie together the new house with the original home.
Eco-Friendly, Underground House in Aix-en-Provence
The featured image portrays interior lights streaming from the new home as the day darkens.
Interiors of New House in Aix-en-Provence
Original 1972 House
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