ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

An Ancient/Modern House in an Italian Olive Grove

November 16, 2012 11:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Located in the middle of an olive grove in the Apulia region of southeast Italy, a simple stone and plaster house combines ancient elements (limestone rocks excavated on the premises) and modern forms (geometric forms and contemporary glass windows).

To see more, go to Luca Zanaroli.

Above: Zanaroli built the stone walls using materials found on site during excavations.

Above: A sliding door overlooks the pool and the olive groves beyond.

Above: The interior walls are coated in white lime plaster to define simple volumes.

Above: Materials are simple: wood, plaster, concrete countertops.

Above: A skylight floods the kitchen and dining area with light.

Above: The palette is restricted to black, white, gray, and natural wood.

Above: The master bedroom

Above: A rough-hewn stone sink in the bathroom adds a note of rusticity.

Above: A simple guest bedroom.

Above: An outdoor dining area with festive light feature.

Above: The outdoor table sits a dozen guests for plein-air dining.