Collections - April 25, 2022

Outdoor Inspiration

Curated by Veronique Lievre

Terraces, trees, big views and shimmering pools—the landscapes at these homes connect us to the great outdoors in ways that are simple and inspired.



VILLA CÀRCARA, SICILY, ITALY 

Live and breathe history at this elegant 19th-century country manor. Courtyards seduce with their timeless nobility, and centennial olive trees and sundrenched fruit orchards stand at attention in the rock-jutted landscape.



VILLA ICARIA, GUADALAJARA, SPAIN 

A remote, riverfront location tucked deeply into stands of oak and pine offsets the geometric lines of this architectural fortress. Here, landscape becomes art, patios play on light and shade, and wide windows place nature center stage.



CASA FARFAGLIA, SICILY, ITALY 

A stone mill oozing with nostalgia, this enchanting space offers simple romance in the shade of gnarled olive and thick walnut trees. Relax in the embrace of earthy neutrals and adopt the unhurried peace of a storybook countryside.



LA CASETTA, PUGLIA, ITALY 

Blonde pebble pathways zigzag around this home’s new, clean-lined volumes. The grounds really make this space, poetic landscapes perfect for languid afternoons spent poolside, contemplating nature, and living the good life.



CASA OLIVETTA, PUGLIA, ITALY 

Gorgeous greens drape limestone walls, and courtyards of pale rock are carpeted with manicured lawns. Rock walled terraces hold the ancient olive groves the home was named for, and a serene pool lies hidden behind a curtain of blooming grasses.



OTIIMA HOUSE, BRAGA, PORTUGAL 

This startlingly bold home appears to grow out of the bedrock it is built into, presenting a boundary-breaking design that merges architecture and landscape. It’s an elemental form fully integrated into its forested national park setting.

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