Forming an L shape around Casa Brio’s inviting 21-metre swimming pool are two interconnecting buildings linked by a colonnade: a two-level pavilion containing the five bedroom suites – opening onto the pool deck at garden level and onto a covered terrace on the upper level – lies at the far end of the pool, opposite the villa entrance. Along the full length of the pool is the large open-sided living pavilion and, behind, a kitchen and service area. By the entrance is a poolside dining balé.
Casa Brio’s magnificent, open-sided, fan-cooled living pavilion is the villa’s social heart. Below a vaulted roof, an expanse of acid-washed marble floor flows towards the ironwood deck fronting the pool. To one side, sofas, armchairs and ottomans – all plushly upholstered in textured grey – face a coffee table set on a seagrass rug. Arranged at an angle under copper pendant lights, a huge Suarwood table seats 10 in comfortable upholstered dining chairs. Behind is a smoked glass table with five bar seats, adjoining the granite bar counter of the butler’s pantry. Out of sight is the villa’s well-equipped kitchen.
Casa Brio offers equally generous outdoor relaxation space. The roof terrace above the fifth bedroom provides an additional living area – a partially covered sun trap with comfortable all-weather rattan seating, a butler’s counter and sweeping pool-and-sky views. At one end of the pool, a balé provides a shaded setting for alfresco breakfasts. At the opposite end, between the two garden-level bedrooms, is a large cushioned alcove. And on the ironwood deck running the full length of the greenstone pool, sun loungers and gigantic beanbags await.
The villa’s two spacious master suites are furnished with king-size beds. The light and airy ground floor master conveniently opens onto the garden and pool and has a circular terrazzo bath in a private garden courtyard adjoining its bathroom. The second level suite has a cosy seating alcove furnished with a daybed, and a fan-cooled terrace with seating oriented for the 180-degree views over the rooftops.
Casa Brio’s guest bedrooms are each adjacent to a master bedroom – the perfect arrangement for families with young children. All have twin beds, a flexibility that makes these rooms suitable for children, friends travelling together, or couples. While the upper level room has a wardrobe in place of a walk-in dressing area, it benefits from a covered terrace.