Site size: 70,000 square feet

Project size: 15,000 square feet

Program: The design for this two-story, single-family villa in Lebanon’s Chouf Mountains was inspired by the surrounding terrain. The concept evolved as a composition of two separate yet connected volumes. The resulting U-shape configuration encloses an outdoor space with a pool overlooking the landscape.

Location: Brih, Chouf Mountains, Lebanon

Solution: The villa is approached via a road that meanders from the bottom of a hill, through terraced olive groves. The building’s form accentuates this horizontal composition. The villa reinterprets a modern aesthetic by recreating a sequence of passages and patios reminiscent of traditional Middle Eastern architecture.

Construction and materials: Considering the area’s extreme winter weather, the villa is a double shell structure with a concrete external wall and a hollow block internal wall.  The finishes vary from stone wall cladding and white stucco, to wood finish.


Additional Information

Completion date: March 2017

Gross square footage: 15,000 square feet

Total project cost: $3.3 million USD

Client: Bou Ezzedine

Owner: Bou Ezzedine



Accent DG
3rd Fl.  Bldg Nb 3.  Gouraud St.
Gemmayze, Lebanon
11-4686 Beirut - Lebanon
+961 1 570 081
+961 1 570 082
+961 70 166 677
+961 1 570 083

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Elie Abs - Principal Architect  (registered architect)
Aline Fadous - Project Architect (registered architect)
Architect of record: Elie Abs


Interior designer:

ADG Interiors



MEP Consultant: Wissam Tawil & Associates

Structural Consultant: Joseph Diab


General contractor:

Joseph Diab



Jad Ghorayeb





Structural System

Concrete solid slab

Exterior Cladding

Masonry: Local Stone

Metal/glass curtain wall: Schuco

Wood: HPL Parkles - natural wood composite panel

Interior Finishes

Demountable partitions:

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork