Dar El Bhar
The Medina of Hammamet is one of the most beautiful in the world, completely surrounded by a wall that defends the Mediterranean, would be floating in the sea like a ship.
Located on the wall and looking out over the Gulf of endless white beaches, Dar El Bahr is the first major window of this imaginary ship, in which pride Sidi Bou Hdid dome, next to the house, resting on the bow.
Adapted to the mild forms of Arab coast constructs the house maintains an air of absolute white light covering walls, domes and traditional style floors. The internal floors are marble and fully crossed arches of some of its rooms are supported on columns and granite stone recovered in a sensual fusion of Arabic and Roman Mare Nostrum fishing life by the sea.
Taking inspiration from the fabulous summers 70s in Hammamet enjoyed the first European travelers, decoration allows the coexistence of plastic Panton functionality with modest whitewashed wood furniture musharabía of local crafts.
Dar El Bahr, step by step
A courtyard style vertebra Arab houses that make up the two floors housing. On the street level floor is the master suite and a guest room. On the first floor are the kitchen, another guest room, dining room, living room and another in the summer sitting room is completely open to the outside neighbor to the terrace overlooking the sea and where there is a small pool. Crown the house flanked by two terraces fort and lighthouse where the view over the bay and the dome of Sidi Bou Hdid is spectacular.
Entering through the door framed by a beautiful ancient marble relief, found himself the central courtyard of Arab houses that distributes stays, a resting bench at the entrance and one in the center invite rest and nap. On this floor are the magnificent suite and a guest room. A stone fountain gives soul to the space with the soft sound of water, a huge sculpture representing a tasbih welcomes us at the bottom of the stairs leading to the first floor.
Two levels make this space: the sleeping area is composed two twin beds, lavishly wrapped by many cushions, has satellite TV, the area is home to a hot bath for up to 4 people with jacuzzi, a massage bed, a shower two sinks and a toilet.
TV with satellite connection.
The spacious suite has a small room-in closet with shelves, a seat, mirror and wardrobe with safe and a bureau with another seat and computer and internet WI-FI.
It cooks very well in the Bahr Dar thanks to a very well laid out and equipped kitchenette for a composite service staff organized a cook and a butler.
It is an experience breakfast at the dining table Oval: form in harmony with the roof bows and big bows trimming the wonderful view, different every day, the vast sea.
The table capacity is up to 12 people, the house has crockery and cutlery for a large number of guests.
A winter garden and a summer.
In winter meetings focus beside the central window glass and the warmth of the original drop-shaped fireplace, designed ad hoc for this place.
For hot weather another seating area surrounded by seats opens with glass doors to the pool terrace creating a hybrid space inside and outside very nice for an aperitif or to enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the Summer gives us.
There are two guest bedrooms, one downstairs and one in the first.
Both have Arabic-style beds, a space carved into the wall with canopy and curtains that make a very special dream.
Both have their wardrobes with safe, shower, sink and toilet.
The location of Dar El Bahr is privileged and the panoramic view offered: the bay, the dome, the fort and the lighthouse.
There is a rest area where covered, cushioned feel alone in the immensity of the sky and sea. On moonless nights the view of the stars is impressive.
There is also a bar that serves bar area for unforgettable evenings.
At another level becomes the terrace solarium, two chairs recovered from the sixties invite tan and joy.