Built in the Seventies but recently updated by Faenza-based Studio Rava Piersanti, this rationalist-style villa is full of surprises.
From a design perspective, it’s an impressive structure, its front wall made entirely of glass and overlooking a vast garden. Interiors are a treasure trove of 20th-century art and designer furnishings, including some rare pieces that date back to the Seventies and others that have been especially made for the house.
The expansive rooms are furnished sparely but feature bold shocks of color, including a vividly painted terrace and cool vintage Ettore Sottsass ceramics. The house also serves as a showcase for the expressive art of French artist Philippe Artias, a post-war friend and confidante of Picasso in Vallauris, who later moved to Italy.
The house is located on grounds with several other residences and surrounded in park-like landscaping, with an almost sculptural array of raised vegetable and herb beds, plus an orchard. Much of the produce is used for the indulgent breakfasts that are served to guests each morning.
This is a great vacation home for rent in Italy for up to eight guests, with options for larger groups. To see the Loft on the same property, click here.