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Showtime for Robin Monotti's Crimean yacht house

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Notting Hill-based Robin Monotti Architects has completed this holiday home overlooking the Black Sea

Situated on the southern tip of the Crimea in Ukraine, the building contains four independent apartments arranged around a double-height winter storage room for a 13-metre yacht.

Each of the flats occupies a single floor of the four storey block while the larger, two-bedroom apartments are placed on the second and third floors. The single bedroom flats share the ground and first floors with the yacht house.

The top-level living spaces feature nine-metre wide sea facing windows with bi-folding doors that provide access to offset private balconies which are designed for privacy and varied views.

There is a shared sauna on the ground floor, a shared terrace on the second floor and a rooftop terrace that allows 360-degree views of the sea and Crimean mountains.

Built on Donetsk Steel-owned land, the rental accommodation - which includes the option of hiring the yacht and captain - is reserved exclusively for the company’s employees’ holidays.

Architects View

Robin Monotti Graziadei, managing partner, Robin Monotti Architects

The first requirement for the project was to provide winter storage space for a 13 metre boat. This resulted in a room seven metres wide, 15 metres deep and six metres high, with a 25 square metre door. We added three further volumes for flats and a stair tower to the building. Offsetting the volumes gave the benefit of varied terraces and integrated outdoor spaces on different levels with cross views.

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