29
Nov

This cliffside home in Lebanon looks like a villain’s secret lair

Here’s a stunning abode for those who like to live life on the edge.

In 2015, open architectural platform OPA released renderings of a cliffside home that looks like something straight out of a James Bond film. Called Casa Brutale, the Brutalist architecture-inspired structure was made to “break the internet.”

And it did, receiving thousands of shares on social media and getting covered by different publications.

Casa Brutale

Now, the project has found a client and it’s about to be built into a mountainside in Beirut, Lebanon. The 2,900-square-foot residence will be located at an altitude of 1,600 metres into the face of Faqra mountain overlooking the Aegean sea.

Casa Brutale

Originally 180 square metres, the property has now expanded to 270 square metres, able to accommodate six people. It will feature an expansive living and dining area facing the sea, a guest room, a master’s bedroom on the mezzanine level, and an underground three-car garage that directly leads to a grand staircase.

Casa Brutale

Best of all, it will have a rooftop infinity pool with a reinforced glass bottom, which also happens to be the cliffside dwelling’s sky-lit roof.

Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale will cost an estimated US$2.5 million (AUS$3,311,500) and is slated to be finished in 2018.

Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

Casa Brutale

Via Design Boom