The nineteenth-century villa covers 700 square metres and has been refurbished several times. It stands on a rocky outcrop jutting out to sea, an almost unique example of residential architecture in the Mediterranean basin, and required a renovation respectful of its environmental and architectural features. Working with architect Pippo Peruzzi, the firm opted to revamp the interiors and three terraces from scratch, while maintaining the original cotto floors. The leitmotiv of the renovation were the light and the sea, the cornerstones of the villa’s natural setting.
The brightness of the rooms dictated the choice of materials: Carrara marble and slate combined with raw hemp, sisal, linen and cotton cloth, while sofas and armchairs were upholstered in Braquenie and Boussac fabrics. In addition, each room was given striking characterization and precise atmosphere based on a nautical feel: stylized images of shells, fish, coral, starfish, and seagulls in various colours decorate Pierre Frey’s fantastic fabrics, and emerge as objects that complement the decor of the house.
“With our work we wanted to conjure up freshness and lightness, to bring to mind crisp Mediterranean horizons.”.