Garden

The focal point of the garden is the mature olive tree, under which the Alocasia, Philodendrons, ferns and various climbers…

Open shaft

Light is supplied to the rear of the house through an open shaft running from the roof to the lower…

Courtyard

The central courtyard features natural stone flooring and the original external staircase. An olive tree brings in a statuesque element…

Courtyard

The outside space is small but Maria and Lahcene wanted it to work hard - and it does. As well…

At night, the interior glows through the large window…

The Terrace

Cha Cha’s brief to The Garden Studio was a terrace of cacti and succulents. ‘Plants were sourced from different suppliers…

Exterior

Decking was installed and a stone path making the garden more accessible. The chairs are by Vincent Sheppard and the…

When open, the floor-to-ceiling doors disappear behind timber screens, so completely merging the internal and external spaces. As well, large…

Garden

The travertine coping around the pool complements the rubble walls and concrete wall at the back, whilst the pool, which…

Facade

The stone of the facade was cleaned while the lower section was plastered and painted. All apertures were renovated and…

The outdoor space at night…

The beauty and synchronicity of the materials can be seen in the profile of the house - natural stone, warmed…

Outdoors

Astroturf and travertine decking help give the deck a cool look. Nathan persuaded the homeowners to go with a pool…

Outdoor Dining

Step out of the kitchen to the outdoor dining area that's the perfect place for a barbecue…

Terrace

Guests can enjoy the view from the terrace which is rich in interest.…

Roof Terrace

One floor above the outdoor dining area is the roof terrace with its sweeping views over Sliema. A glass inset…

Cacti mural on Terrace

Made of glazed terracotta, this strikingly effective mural was Jean-Philippe’s idea. ‘I found this wall a little flat and so…

Master bedroom - Courtyard

Small courtyard garden just off the main bedroom gets the afternoon sun…

GUEST ROOM VERANDAH

A canopy held up with mangrove trunks, shades the chill-out area outside of the guest bedroom…

Exterior wall

The curve of the upstairs wall can clearly be seen and looking up, frames the view of the sky. Bernard…

Outdoor elevations

The pool is located on the upper tier, above the line of sight of this stepped terrace area, giving character…

The tranquil courtyard…

Exterior

Tiles, both concrete and wood-effect, along with artificial turf create an attractive outdoor area…

Outdoor area

The pool abuts the house - the extra metres gained by doing this was the only way to fit in…

Courtyard at night

The central courtyard features natural stone flooring and the original external staircase. An olive tree brings in a statuesque element…

Outdoors

Astroturf and travertine decking help give the deck a cool look. Nathan persuaded the homeowners to go with a pool…

The courtyard at night…

The courtyard at dusk…

Inner Courtyard

An inner, scented sanctuary of herbs and flowers that are planted around the olive tree that is in memory of…

Exterior

a terrace wraps round all most of the apartment. Adrian has divided it into sections that include a custom-built elevated…

Exterior

a terrace wraps round all most of the apartment. Adrian has divided it into sections that include a custom-built elevated…

Outside lounge

A backdrop of Pachycereus marginatus, or Organ pipe cactus, in differing heights, makes an eye-catching backdrop to the seating area.…

Exterior

A graphic concrete structure above the table adds shade and also supports the terrace of the bedroom above…

Exterior

The curved look continues at the back of the house where the space includes a stylish dining area, an outdoor…

Facade

The only part of the original house that remains. The original decorative detailing is still in place but Bernard inserted…

Another view of the courtyard at night…

Exterior

The grey façade, ceramic large format concrete, floor to ceiling glass panelling for walls, and barely-there kitchen balcony create a…

Exterior

Decking was installed and a stone path making the garden more accessible. The chairs are by Vincent Sheppard and the…

POOL AREA

Bedouin tent in the background and washed terrazzo flooring on foreground …

The Terrace

On the soil, a top layer of lava rocks preserves moisture and prevents the onset of weeds.’ Elsewhere bespoke corten…

EXERCISE AREA

As well as an area to lounge in the sun, the wooden deck also serves as an outdoor gym…

Exterior - Front

The curved look continues at the back of the house where the space includes a stylish dining area, an outdoor…

Courtyard

It may be away from the view, the courtyard offers many different quiet places to sit and soak up the…

Courtyard

Filled with plants, the courtyard has a fresh feel. After eight years here, in the house, the family are selling…

Terrace

Stretching the length of the house, and accessible from the kitchen and living room, the terrace is where Danny and…

The elegant entrance hints at the detail within…

TERRACE

The outdoor terrace features a variety of seating areas to chill al fresco surrounded by the tropical bush. Locally sourced…

Outdoor Stairs / Cement Shuttering

Cement shuttering shows off the workmanship of this building technique, emulating a typical outdoor staircase of a Maltese farmhouse using…

Exterior

The house, which is just over a century old, sits in a large garden which includes a pool. When creating…

COURTYARD

The outside space contains an alfresco eating area and pool…

Alcove

The alcove area beneath the stairs acts as a wood store for the outdoor fire pit …

Facade

The only part of the original house that remains. The original decorative detailing is still in place but Bernard inserted…

Roof Terrace

The roof terrace has been made into an outdoor living room which is a lovely place to be, especially at…

POOL AREA

Bedouin tent by the pool …

EXOTIC FEEL

The planting aims to create an exotic Asian feel; the larger plants include bamboo, kentias, Strelitzia Augusta and Colocasia Gigantea…

A suspended bridge leads to the entrance of the home, the door neatly blending into the cladding. Spied through the…

Pool

Shallow steps allow the wildcats to enjoy the water. Darren made a small solar-powered water fountain to keep the water…

Courtyard

It may be away from the view, the courtyard offers many different quiet places to sit and soak up the…

Another view of the outdoor space at night…

Pool House

An expansive space, it is very well-equipped with sofas, a television and wood-burning fireplace inside, and dining tables for eating…

The pool was elevated to access the views across countryside to the sea. This also allowed the architects to put…

Exterior

The grey façade, ceramic large format concrete, floor to ceiling glass panelling for walls, and barely-there kitchen balcony create a…

Pool House

An expansive space, it is very well-equipped with sofas, a television and wood-burning fireplace inside, and dining tables for eating…

House and Pool

The restored balconies overlooking the infinity pool…

Courtyard

This was redesigned in order to create a more functional space and to allow better views from the dining room/kitchen…

LIGHT-FILLED SPACE

The flooring in most of the area is natural limestone with Ipe wood by the pool…

Exterior

Decking was installed and a stone path making the garden more accessible. The chairs are by Vincent Sheppard and the…