This new build house is set on the top of a hill with stunning views over the Ostuni countryside and it was commissioned to be both family home and holiday rental throughout the year. The brief was to design effectively two houses with shared spaces in the middle incorporating traditional housing types such as “trullo” and “lamia” built using the old local techniques and craftsmanship. Hand cut stone was used for exposed vaulted ceilings and cones and plastered surfaces for the areas built in tufa stone. Natural stone slabs were used for flooring, worktops and tiling. Bespoke joinery was designed for bathrooms and kitchen reflecting a minimal and rustic taste. The brief included also swimming pool, an outdoor portico and landscaping design.
The composition blends so well with the surrounding that it is very hard to think at it as new construction and this is probably its success.
This project was led by Zaira as part of her work with Architetto Andrea Bricchi & Partners.