Unique fairytale house in Puglia

The New York Times voted Puglia as southern Italy’s most up-and-coming destinations and rightly so. Villa Santoro is located in the Valle d’Itria region, of Puglia with its rolling hills, meadows and ancient olive groves. Rebuilt by a Milanese and Austrian architect/designer duo, Bricchi-Marksteiner, this is a small masseria (farmhouse) that encompasses two trulli, witch-hat shaped buildings that look like something out of a fairytale. The combined trulli and masseria style typical and unique to the area have been retained along with internal original stonework and vaulted ceilings. The buildings are a wonderful combination of simple curves and straight lines, permeated by pale, tranquil minimalism. Big French windows allow light and air to flood through the space, even in summer, there’s usually a breeze.

Traditional and contemporary, glamorous and rustic, the gorgeous villa’s interior spaces are open and airy and have been sympathetically restored to give a clean minimal space with all the possible modern appliances and furnishings. The villa has the beautiful local Fasano limestone flooring throughout. The house is perched on a hillside with stunning views over valleys towards the hilltop towns of Cisternino and Locorotondo. The villa sits in its own 2-acre grounds dotted with olive and almond trees, lavender and shrubs as well as numerous fruit trees including apricot, fig, pear and pomegranate. The large natural lake-style swimming pool is situated just below the outside seating and kitchen area.

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13 years ago

Thank you, I have red it in italian language ;) I run a Puglia blog in italian, thinking that I am going to start the same blog in english too so I am looking for information in english to understand the idea of Puglia abroad. Thank you very much for your reply.

13 years ago

It’s wonderful! Do you have the link of the NYT where it is said that Puglia as southern Italy’s most up-and-coming destinations? I’d like to read it.