A magnificent environment means that inspiration is up for grabs. That was the case with Casa Maiora in Puglia, Italy. With their stately colonnades and limed walls, nearby villas on the coastline ensure an impressive lead that found an echo in this new design. With this project, Studio Andrew Trotter again confirmed what they are worth to everyone who loves grandiose family homes where experience primes.
From the first moment, Casa Maiora brings architectural greatness. With a proud top location on a hill, residents can be sure of the best sea view, which is only a stone’s throw away from the house. Thanks to the thoughtful east-west position, it concerns a property that has a lot to offer in all four seasons. It is available to rent as holiday home for the entire family and forms the background for memories that are guaranteed to be cherished for a long time. However, this did not come about without any efforts. Studio Andrew Trotter operated in a careful way in order to fully satisfy the client with a result that is an absolute dream home for many. For example, the team made sure that there would be large open spaces and extensive windows that frame the surroundings beautifully. During the winter season, the sun can enter optimally, which means that only minimal air-conditioning is required.
Calmness prevails, while you feast your eyes on all the beauty that you see
Light and warmth complement each other harmoniously. Both on the inside and outside earthy tones dominate: an ideal match with the natural environment. Concerning the furniture, a mix of local antique and market finds was carefully composed. Consequently, all spaces are provided with the accurate decoration, without being too much or too little. Vintage tables, chairs, lamps, and ceramics were blended to exactly the right degree. Calmness prevails, while you feast your eyes on all the beauty that you see. At the same time, the studio created an extremely functional design, which is for example clearly demonstrated in the kitchen. Namely, here they placed several niches in the walls that serve as storage space. Furthermore, you will find a large kitchen island with custom and artisanal worktop in terrazzo. For the bathroom, the studio designed bespoke washbasins that were simultaneously locally manufactured. Cocciopesto was used to cover the wet areas. Additionally, the regional character of the home returns in the extensive use of tufo; a local sandstone with which the property was built. Next to this, the interior contains limestone in several tones of green and yellow, while for both the indoor and outdoor walls a limewash in a powdery pink colour was wielded. In this way, residents foster the idea that the home is completely in line with the local history and culture. The interior exudes an inviting cosiness that is typical for the Mediterranean nature of the project. With an unconstrained hand, each space was furnished into a warm whole, whereas the house in its totality also possesses a clear cohesion. Everyone who has a love for the Mediterranean glory of the region can appreciate the worth of this project’s beauty.
With Casa Maiora, Studio Andrew Trotter ensured a design that can charm a large public. The grandeur of this spacious family home is undeniable and reaps a growing success far beyond the national borders. Naturally, we are confident that this talented team will come out with more similar projects in the future. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Salva López