We met Dave in 2012 when he first purchased the land plot in Sveti Nedjelja. He invested with several friends with the intention of building a villa to run as a business and to use for holidays and short breaks out of season. Set on the hill side in a dramatic location with breathtaking open sea views, the plot was very steep and therefore challenging to work with. Dave’s priority was to maximise the view, but to make sure the villa blended in with it’s surroundings. Staying within the budget was also a priority. To do this we had to try to retain as much of the original vegetation as possible and try to limit the amount of retaining walls which were necessary to support the structure. This coupled with using stone excavated from site with which to clad supporting walls helped to keep the budget down.
Villa Maia is 150m2, situated on a 900m2 plot. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathrooms and a combined living, dining & kitchen area which opens out on a fantastic sea view terrace. Below the house is a swimming pool, sun terrace and garden which are built into the hill side with large areas of exposed rock face giving a nice warm / natural feeling to the area. The interior of the house is simple classic, with stone floors and white washed walls throughout. All the furniture for the house was imported from the Czek Republic where Dave is currently living.