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A Modern Masseria in Puglia with Traditional Influences

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A Modern Masseria in Puglia with Traditional Influences

Julie Carlson September 28, 2016

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.

Photography by Salva Lopez, courtesy of Masseria Moroseta. See more on Instagram.

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Above: The Masseria Moroseta is a working farm producing organic olive oil.

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Above: The rooms are arrayed around a central courtyard.

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Above: The furnishings are a mix of rustic (vintage farm table) and modern (slipcovered Ghost 14 Sofa by Paola Navone).

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Above: The vaulted ceilings and chianca stone floors keep the interiors cool in the hot months; steel-framed windows open to the outdoors.

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Above: Trotter used local sandstone, called tufo, throughout the house.

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Above: Trotter has worked with Anouska Hemple, among others, and her influence can been seen in the minimal detailing and rustic styling.

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Above: A graphic half-tiled wall creates a headboard effect in one of the suites; a Forsa Lamp from Ikea provides bedside illumination.

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Above: The bedrooms open onto private courtyards.

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Above: A work niche in one of the bedrooms.

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Above: In bedroom No. 3, a vintage iron bed frame anchors the room.

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Above: The marble sinks were reclaimed from an old laundry and the plumbing fixtures are simple DIY made from copper plumbing parts.

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Above: A shower clad in rustic terracotta tiles with copper fittings.

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Above: Landscaping is minimal; the courtyards are paved in crushed gravel.

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Above: The stacked stone entryway.

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