This residence in Katameya Heights, Cairo, Egypt was designed by Mohamed Fares of Alchemy Design Studio who sought to transform its architecture in tandem with the interior design to create a harmonious and unique home. Fares began by altering the visual vocabulary of the exterior by embellishing the basic design with several details. The external color palette was enhanced using a natural, mood-elevating, grey tone; slate tiles were used to clad aspects of the façade to complement new contemporary window dressings. He shifted away from using the prevalent exterior brick pattern to one that focuses on wooden strips, providing linear visual appeal. The result was a home that stands out from its surrounding homes while keeping in harmony with its surroundings.