Designing & Building in North Cyprus

Designing & building in North Cyprus, now that you’ve secured your dream plot of land. It’s time to choose between the amazing range of villa types, exterior styles and designs that Northern Cyprus can offer you.

The great news is that whatever style you prefer, there are designs to suit every price range, from ultra-luxury builds to basic but beautiful constructions. And building your villa will cost you a lot less than an equivalent design in the UK. Build costs per square metre begin at approx £400m2, through to high spec builds at £1000m2.

You can even work with your existing UK architect when designing & building in North Cyprus, as long as they are willing to work in conjunction with an architect who is registered to work here in TRNC.

North Cove Estates can recommend quality local architects and experienced builders for any style you would like to build and for any particular budget, but firstly you need to decide the design of your dreams.


Because this style of villa is single storey, it is well suited to retirees because there are no stairs to climb. But if you are still agile enough, and don’t mind climbing stairs or a ladder, the flat roof of your bungalow can be turned into a pergola or garden, offering you wonderful seaside or mountain views, depending on the location of your plot of land.

Bungalows also offer you incredible versatility, because they can also be built in many different styles, from traditional to ultra-modern.

Traditional Villa

With its classic whitewashed exterior and interior walls, walls, wooden pergolas and bougainvillaea climbing around the front door, the traditional Mediterranean villa has huge street appeal and remains the favoured building style for many British expats.

This style of villa has something to offer for all levels of budget, from simple single level constructions to two-story extravaganzas with private pool and it equally suits both modern and traditional interiors.

The traditional Cypriot villa also features traditional open fireplaces, Cypriot-style outside BBQs, exposed stonework, window shutters, marble floors, beams and alcoves.

New build villas in this style provide you with the comforts of a modern home, with the look and feel of the local traditional properties. To build a three-bedroom villa in this style will cost you between £70,000 – 100,000, depending on the finishes you require.

Townhouse or terrace

Offering great value for money, a townhouse villa (or terrace) refers to a home joined to other homes, sharing common walls. Because the land and construction costs are much lower they offer great value for money, and are usually built over 2-3 levels, with smaller, easier-to-maintain gardens.

Townhouses often have shared facilities, such as a common pool, which helps reduce your maintenance costs and their roof terraces can offer expansive view of the mountains or the seaside, depending on the location of your plot of land.

Modern Villa

If you love modern buildings you will be pleasantly surprised to discover how many Northern Cypriot architects and designers have embraced this minimalist style, and the quality of their inclusions.

A modern villa will be flooded with light, and feature the latest bathroom and kitchen designs. The open plan living spaces, and indoor entertaining areas will be seamlessly joined by large glass sliding doors to outside entertaining areas which feature a patio or pool.

Luxury Villa

If you are lucky enough to have secured a plot of land in a special location, overlooking a secluded beach or a plot with incredible mountain views, you will probably be considering building a completely unique, architect designed, luxury North Cyprus Villa.

Our team of advisors can put you in touch with experienced architects and high-quality builders who will create your luxury, architect-designed villa to the exacting standards we know you require.

Designing & Building in North Cyprus costs for this type of villa begin at about £300,000, and depending on your wishes, can include the latest ‘smart home’ technology, with computer-controlled heating, lighting and audio.

Other popular features of luxury villas include outdoor entertaining spaces that maximise your amazing views, often incorporating heated indoor or outdoor pools, allowing you to swim year-round.

Need help deciding what style is right for you?

Regardless of your design preferences or building budget, we can help find you the right location, plot, architect, designer and construction team to create your dream villa in North Cyprus.

We will take into consideration your plot size, location & views, as well as your lifestyle, agility & budget, providing you with honest advice on:

  • The right materials to use for your building style
  • The best position on the land to maximise views and privacy
  • The correction position on your plot for utility connections
  • The design that will work for your particular needs

And once you have decided on your design, we can then put you in contact with reputable and experienced local architects and builders who can make your dream villa a reality.

Contact North Cove Estates now to see how we can make building your dream villa in the sun a seamless and smooth process.