Designer    Case Study 26 Jul 2017

All that glitters – the spa-bathroom of the 11-storey Petite Afrique in Monte Carlo redefines luxury

Monte Carlo’s 11-storey Petite Afrique residence features a private swimming pool – located on the roof – alongside a six-level underground car park, indoor swimming pool and industrial-styled spa area.

A short walk away from the famous Casino Gardens, the exclusive Petite Afrique was designed by talented Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld. Responsibility of the design of this to-be luxury building was elected through an international competition held by Fine Properties Monte Carlo, within which Weinfeld’s proposed design was met with unanimous approval by both the public and the two examining juries.

The minimal yet elegant design held a unique dialogue and invited guests to appreciate the breathtaking views of the Casino Gardens and the French Riviera. Magraf marble had an integral role to play in the creation of this luxurious property – beginning with the exterior – the façade consists of 500sq m of ventilated walls in Bronzite, stretching from the ground to the third floor, while the perimeter is enlivened by curved slabs of Gascogne stone.

Inside, the capacious apartments are clad with an array of high-tech appliances decadent fittings and furniture and Travertino Navona in the living areas. Bathrooms are bought to life with bookmatched Calacatta Oro across the walls and floor, and the kitchen employ recomposed white quartz for the worktops. However, the obvious star of this shimmering show is the large spa area, which, like the indoor swimming pool, is finished with sandblasted and brushed 2cm-thick Travertino Romano Classico. This magnificent marble – like all of Magraf’s stones used in this project – is treated with an oil and water repellent, to ensure the final design is both practically and aesthetically perfect.

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