Villa Assouad: A Fine Example Of 19th Century Architecture in Lebanon

Villa Assouad, one of the finest examples of the 19th century grand villas in Lebanon, has been designed by the revolutionary architect Rabih Geha  and interior designer Serge Brunst. Located in Beirut’s Achrafieh district, the 1500 sqm Villa has been architecturally renovated to refresh and revive its traditional personality with delicate oriental detailing.

“The 1500 sqm Villa has been architecturally renovated to refresh and revive its traditional personality with fine oriental detailing”

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Villa Assouad is structured with archways, columns and bow windows – retaining the authenticity of the building while modernizing it with a glass elevator and contemporary interior styling.

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The villa is excellently designed to optimize natural light through the selected vistas.

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This beautiful architectural modification is a perfect representation of Geha’s extraordinary style, where each project speaks a story keeping its originality at core.

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The living areas are intricately hand painted to give the appearance of marble,  with the aim to reach a calm and tranquil ambiance.

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The villa has the perfect balance of authenticity of its original era and modern designs – representing utmost luxury in the heart of the city.

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ABOUT RABIH GEHA

Based in Beirut, Rabih Geha is an architect with an artist’s vision and a Magicians skill. In 2006, he returned to Lebanon to open his own practice, Rabih Geha Architects. The in-demand design firm represents a young generation of architects breaking tradition in favour of a new approach.

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Rabih Geha Architects is a team of architects and designers working to create spaces that inspire. Led by Rabih Geha, the team works on a portfolio of projects that include architecture, interiors, product design and experimental installations.From residential and retail to commercial and recreational spaces, the studio’s founding philosophy begins with context.

www.rabihgeha.com | Photography: Tony Elieh