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The pinnacle of pure luxury comes with a certain carefreeness that you can only experience through a complete break from the everyday. The three-person founder team of Point3architecture knows exactly how to evoke that blissful feeling with their concepts. So too with Paradis Agricole, their new boutique hotel located in picturesque Pietrasanta, Italy. We already got the chance to visit this gem.
The three masterminds of Point3architecture, Benjamin Macaire, Thibaut Julien and Victor Jauvin, know exactly how to fuse their skills they perfected in different fields and contexts to create the most thoughtful designs. They met while studying architecture at ENSA Paris Val de Seine and were afterwards inseparable due to their straightforward vision. Their Paris architectural firm would create luxurious designs where context and history of the surroundings would serve as the basis for design. For instance, they were fascinated by exploring the existing materials in the neighbourhood to base their ideas on them.
The hotel's trump card is its accompanying delicatessen
When the three discovered the 19th-century rustic farmhouse a stone's throw from the town of Carrara, they knew from the inspiring surroundings that the property enjoyed the potential they were looking for to realise their latest concept there. The picturesque retreat they eventually managed to create is embraced by a green setting that overlooks fantastic mountain ranges on one side and is greeted by the sea on the other. The hotel is thus surrounded by the delightful scent of olive trees and cypress trees and is also inspired by the cultural and artistic heritage of this region; a typical touch that typifies the architects. They themselves add that the construction of this project was a real pleasure, as they were able to work with the same craftsmen as before. ‘Those experts know exactly how to bring out the deep cultural values with their craft,’ they say. The property that stands glittering on a vast eight-hectare site suggests a total standstill of time. The additional intimacy of the hotel is already created on the outside of it; the picturesque garden with elegant pool, designed by renowned landscape architect Jean Mus, makes you dream away completely. The hotel's trump card is its accompanying delicatessen, allowing guests to enjoy fresh local produce. In addition, the property itself offers everything your heart desires: many lounges, a library, a billiard room and a cinema room alternate with the nine rooms where guests can nestle. A huge dining table that seats eighteen guests helps create the homely atmosphere the architects had in mind. Modern and vintage furniture pieces alternate in the interior, making it bursting with character. Yet there is a glow of serenity, achieved by the palette of natural tones the designers played with. Moreover, the connection with the land is also accentuated by the use of natural materials such as terracotta, wood and Carrara marble. That choice of materials is the result of an inexhaustible source of inspiration: the Italian Renaissance. In short, the whole forms a fusion of Italian splendour that cannot be underestimated. 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.
Architecture and Interior design by Point3architecture
Hotel: Paradis Agricole
Photography by Filippo Bamberghi