Designed by Andrew Trotter, an architect and founder of Openhouse Magazine, for his friend Carlo Lanzini, Masseria Moreseta is located on a 12-acre olive grove in Ostuni, Italy. Using local materials, traditional building methods, and details from the local architecture, Trotter has created a modern take on the classic regional masserie. The good news: Lanzini rents out the six suites that open onto private courtyards to visitors; go to Masseria Moreseta for information.
Above: The Masseria Moroseta is a working farm producing organic olive oil.
Above: The rooms are arrayed around a central courtyard.
Above: The furnishings are a mix of rustic (vintage farm table) and modern (slipcovered Ghost 14 Sofa by Paola Navone).
Above: The vaulted ceilings and chianca stone floors keep the interiors cool in the hot months; steel-framed windows open to the outdoors.
Above: Trotter used local sandstone, called tufo, throughout the house.
Above: A graphic half-tiled wall creates a headboard effect in one of the suites; a Forsa Lamp from Ikea provides bedside illumination.
Above: The bedrooms open onto private courtyards.
Above: A work niche in one of the bedrooms.
Above: In bedroom No. 3, a vintage iron bed frame anchors the room.
Above: The marble sinks were reclaimed from an old laundry and the plumbing fixtures are simple DIY made from copper plumbing parts.
Above: The stacked stone entryway.