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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.

The villa blends into the landscape, guarded by olive trees.
Above: The villa blends into the landscape, guarded by olive trees.
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.
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.
Inside, whitewashed walls meet stone floors and laid-back, linen-covered sofas reminiscent of Trotter’s Masseria Moroseta.
Above: Inside, whitewashed walls meet stone floors and laid-back, linen-covered sofas reminiscent of Trotter’s Masseria Moroseta.
Through an archway into the villa’s kitchen.
Above: Through an archway into the villa’s kitchen.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
The double wooden doors throughout have plenty of patina.
Above: The double wooden doors throughout have plenty of patina.
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.
The bedroom in the Italian light.
Above: The bedroom in the Italian light.
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.

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.”
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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