We just ran across this recently restored farmhouse called ‘Casa Olivi’, set in the little explored Le Marche region of Italy. The renovation took four years, conducted by the two Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron of Wespi de Meuron Architekten. The outside style has been preserved as the building is protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, but the inside has been entirely re-organized according to a luxurious, high comfortable and minimalist style. The house offers 11 sleeps in 5 bedrooms, 4 in the house and 1 in the independent guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite with own bathroom and air conditioning.
Casa Olivi has been decorated in a minimalist style with maximum impact. Finishing touches such as bathrooms from Phillipe Starck, DVD home theatre, a Bose system on the terrace and a stunning infinity pool bring the farmhouse to the cutting edge. Spacious and comfortable, guests can socialize in one of the many different indoor or outdoor communal areas such as the outdoor terrace, the pool area or the living room with a home theatre. Accommodation is spread between the main building and the one-bedroom guesthouse. The house is in a panoramic position with 360 degree views of the sea, rolling hills, and olive groves, guests have the countryside at their fingertips but are only a short drive away from the nearest city Treia.
To book this fabulous vacation getaway, rates will run you $5,500-$11,000 for the week, from here.
Before the renovation:
Photos: Gaelle LeBoulicaut and Hannes Henz