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Sicilian house enjoys privileged Menorcan Bay views

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This beautiful home overlooking the Menorcan Bay connects perfectly between the interior and the landscape of the island, designed by studio Codo a Codo Arquitectura. The Sicilian country house features walls that soar between secular carob, olive and almond trees. Dating back to the early 1800’s, this property features architectural wonders of the rural tradition of Ragusa, in the southeast of the island. Full of history the home was ¬†inhabited for centuries by a single family that had a very close relationship with the land and with the people of the area.

The current owner fell in love with the house ten years ago, when he first visited Sicily and slept in what was still a stable. One of the things that fascinated him was its magnificent location, with the Hibleos mountains, succeeding tirelessly over the plateau to go into the sea, a surprise that is not found anywhere else on the island.

Inside, the various rooms were once haystacks, warehouses, stables and accommodation for the lads, shepherds and laborers. The owner wanted the reconstruction to stay close to its roots, a project of the architect Arturo Montanelli, scrupulous with the characteristics of the area, that reuses local and sustainable materials. On the outside, the courtyard is paved with cobbles of limestone, and there is a cistern for collecting rain water located in the center. The home is now like a luminous ship, full of harmony and serenity.

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Terrace and swimming pool were projected on the top floor to enjoy the panoramic view of the Bay.

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Photos: Courtesy of Codo a Codo Arquitectura

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