A new take on the traditional architecture of the Calabria region, with a contemporary twist, built on a panoramic location overlooking the sea.
Caparrua’s villas and the restored villa are located on the same spot as the previous buildings and offer architectural solutions that are mindful of the natural architectural feel of the local area.
Access to the houses has been created so as to respect those of a typical dwelling in the rural tradition. Meanwhile, the space adjoining the houses has been tastefully enriched with a series of covered portico areas, carefully positioned so as to take full advantage of the views surrounding the property.
The garden areas near the villas, bordered by low walls, are perfect for growing a selection of fragrant plants and herbs from the Mediterranean region. The value of these small green oases is felt throughout the wider environment and landscape.
Recapturing and appreciation of the typical features of traditional Calabrian architecture: gutter-less brick eaves, curved roof covering, lime plastering, small-sized doors and windows.
Maintaining of the traditional elongated, single-unit design, gently positioned on the ground in parallel with the contour lines.
Use, to the greatest extend possible, of local building materials found on the land in stone walls, embankments, small ramps, gently sloped fittings, in order to provide optimal landscaping.
Modernisation of the interior through “open space” living areas; the functional areas are defined with the use of simple metal pillars.
Great care given to the private spaces of the residents to safeguard their privacy and, at the same time, knit together the private garden areas with the natural vegetation of the hillside.
Caparrua – South Italy Villas is a project developed by Allesley Properties limited.
Managing director: Eduardo Giordanelli
Real Estate e Fiscal Advisor: dr. Michelangelo Ferraro
Via della Libertà 54 – Cetraro (CS)