Villa Noto, Sicily, Italy
A contemporary installation comprised of two separate residences, this complex has eye-catching scale and personality. Set into the Vendicari Nature Preserve on the south east corner of Sicily, the house sits in perfect seclusion and privacy in a vast wild landscape.
The adobe construction and soft exterior angles lend an almost primitive quality to the silhouettes while the interiors remain sleek and serene. The space ebbs and flows throughout the three main structures creating a spacious and breezy environment. Each of the spaces opens wide with slide away walls to the interior courtyards, gardens and terraces.
The open plan layout, interesting shapes and stark bleached interiors are punctuated by very minimalist decor that let’s the architecture shine.
With a total of four bedrooms and three baths, the house accommodates up to ten people between the two villas. They can be rented separately or together for family getaways. You’ll have two fully equipped kitchens that can serve large groups for dining alfresco in the gardens as well as a BBQ for summer nights under the thatched pergola.
There’s a rooftop terrace that affords some of the best views of the nature preserve and for star gazing. Mature olive, fig and citrus groves surround the property along with lush native gardens while the oversized pool is a refreshing luxury.
WiFi, flatscreen TV/DVD, iPod audio system, housekeeping, laundry facilities, private parking, safe and alarm system, wheelchair accessible. Optional chef upon request.
Immersed in the protected Vendicari Nature Reserve and just a twenty minute walk to some of the best beaches on the island, you’ll have the best of both worlds. Nearby Noto is a historic UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning wall to wall Baroque architecture. Syracuse and Catania are just up the coast along with the famous Mt. Etna.