Sea View Villa, Sicily, Italy
Light and almost relentlessly simple in vision, space and character, this home harmonizes gently and seamlessly into the Sicilian countryside.
There’s an innate intelligence and appreciation in how architect Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo has organized the light, structure and space to highlight a completely effortless way of natural, modern living. Designed as two separate structures and residences, the guest unit slides (on tracks!) to close the structure completely or open to separate and reveal a spacious terrace with views to the sea.
With walls of windows and whitewashers interiors, this cantilevered structure is full of natural light and minimal embellishment which allows for the countryside to become an integral part of the house. Each of the three, airy, bright bedrooms is spare in execution and style providing peaceful places to dream. The home sleeps up to six total and can be situated for couples or singles.
The glossy concrete and polished wood floors contrast with the minimal vintage furnishings and contemporary custom made pieces for an unadulterated appreciation of the architect’s vision.
Situated directly adjacent to the Vendicari land reserve, there are unobstructed views from every angle of fields of olive, almond and citrus orchards, wild land and the Mediterranean Sea for a truly private escape.
Television, Internet, fully equipped kitchen and baths. Heating system with partial air conditioning. Full laundry facilities.
Sea View Villa is an ideal place to combine nature with the chance to visit historic Baroque sites of extraordinary elegance. You’ll find yourself nestled in the Val di Noto, one of the most spectacular baroque art sites in Sicily, and since 2002 listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Five kilometers from the city and fifteen minutes from the golden beaches at the natural reserve of Vendicari, you can escape or explore to your heart’s content.
In Noto, Sicily approximately 90 kilometers from Catania International Airport