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Italian Spring: A Villa in the Puglia Countryside, with Rooms for Let

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Italian Spring: A Villa in the Puglia Countryside, with Rooms for Let

April 17, 2019

For us, nowhere has more exemplified the ideal rustic-chic Italian getaway than Masseria Moroseta. For the past three years, since we first covered it, we’ve pored over the whitewashed rooms, designed by architect Andrew Trotter, on a working olive oil farm, with low-key, white slipcovered sofas and windows looking out at an open courtyard.

Now we have another Italian getaway to dream about: Villa Castelluccio, Trotter’s latest, renovated in the countryside of Puglia, and soon available to rent via Moroseta Villas. Join us for a walk through.

Photography by Salva López and Marcelo Martinez, courtesy of Andrew Trotter.

Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The villa blends into the landscape, guarded by olive trees.
Above: The villa blends into the landscape, guarded by olive trees.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The \19\20s era villa has been transformed by Studio Andrew Trotter with &#8\2\20;local materials, traditional building methods, and details from the local architecture, resulting in a three bedroom, three bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular.&#8\2\2\1; Double doors open outwards onto the gravel patios.
Above: The 1920s-era villa has been transformed by Studio Andrew Trotter with “local materials, traditional building methods, and details from the local architecture, resulting in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular.” Double doors open outwards onto the gravel patios.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let Inside, whitewashed walls meet stone floors and laid back, linen covered sofas reminiscent of Trotter&#8\2\17;s Masseria Moroseta.
Above: Inside, whitewashed walls meet stone floors and laid-back, linen-covered sofas reminiscent of Trotter’s Masseria Moroseta.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let Through an archway into the villa&#8\2\17;s kitchen.
Above: Through an archway into the villa’s kitchen.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The arched kitchen features newly installed custom concrete countertops and niches for display.
Above: The arched kitchen features newly installed custom concrete countertops and niches for display.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let A gently tarnished brass faucet and a green splatterware jug. (For something similar, see Splatterware Ceramics from Italy.)
Above: A gently tarnished brass faucet and a green splatterware jug. (For something similar, see Splatterware Ceramics from Italy.)
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let Another arched doorway leads to an outdoor dining area. The inset fireplace was added in the recent renovations.
Above: Another arched doorway leads to an outdoor dining area. The inset fireplace was added in the recent renovations.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let A casual living area features a low slung, ad hoc couch, a glass fronted cabinet, and a long armed black wall light. For similar lights, see \10 Easy Pieces: Simple Swing Arm Wall Lights.
Above: A casual living area features a low-slung, ad-hoc couch, a glass-fronted cabinet, and a long-armed black wall light. For similar lights, see 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Swing-Arm Wall Lights.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The double wooden doors throughout have plenty of patina.
Above: The double wooden doors throughout have plenty of patina.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let One of the three guest rooms, with simple, airy fittings and a black trimmed coverlet.
Above: One of the three guest rooms, with simple, airy fittings and a black-trimmed coverlet.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The bedroom in the Italian light.
Above: The bedroom in the Italian light.
Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The bathrooms have custom concrete vanities that echo the kitchen counters.
Above: The bathrooms have custom concrete vanities that echo the kitchen counters.

Above: Details of the brass fixtures, which will speckle with age.

Italian Spring A Villa in the Puglia Countryside with Rooms for Let The studio also renovated the rambling exteriors, with a new outdoor kitchen and a long wall bordering the pool &#8\2\20;to offer more seclusion to the swimmer.&#8\2\2\1;
Above: The studio also renovated the rambling exteriors, with a new outdoor kitchen and a long wall bordering the pool “to offer more seclusion to the swimmer.”

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