I don’t know about you but I’m lusting after holiday homes at the moment.
It finally feels like summer is around the corner (isn’t it always in this country) and I just want to escape somewhere hot and sunny. Preferably with a pool or next to the sea with stunning views, a large terrace and equally beautiful interior and decor. Ha! Don’t we all you’re thinking… So, I’ve decided to run a small series of dream holiday homes that should quench my thirst for some eye candy over the next couple of months.
Starting with this modern rustic holiday home in Puglia, Italy that ticks almost all my boxes and is a perfect mix of old and new. It belongs to architect Luca Zanaroli who used stones from the surrounding farmland to cover his new build blending it effortlessly into the landscape as if it’s been there for hundreds of years. He even applied the old technique of dry stone walling without the use of mortar.
The inside is harmoniously connected by white washed walls and polished rust-coloured concrete floors that give an immediate lived in feel to this modern new home. Luca made the deliberate choice of keeping the rooms intimate with small windows directing the view and giving glimpses of the outside like a group of cactae or an old gnarly olive tree. After all you can appreciate the stunning view across fields towards the sea from the wrap around terrace.
I really like the use of recycled elements in a new context like the old gate converted into a headboard in one of the bedrooms and the wall display of sea shells and beach finds that connects the house to it’s coastal setting.