Casa Guaceto is a family of modern buildings in an ancient setting close to the Adriatic. Guests are indulged indoors and out by inspirational architecture and landscaping that is sensitive to its exquisite location.
Casa Guaceto is a contemporary five-bedroom villa on the edge of the Torre Guaceto National Park on the Adriatic coast. The property was recently built using local materials and modern techniques to a small ecological footprint. Puglia is rich in history, art and traditions and the villa’s design is mindful of this. Taking influences from near and far, the property’s four buildings, its pool and landscaped garden fit together in an easy manner thanks to judicious choices of colour, planting and materials.
Every detail has been carefully chosen, from the shaded loggias to the seamless concrete floor that stretches inside and out. Rich, earthy colours soften the lines and the whiteness, while windows and doors are big cut-outs that echo the shapes outside such as the pool. North African influences mix with modern minimalism to create a welcoming, comfortable and cohesive house where guests can party together or seek a shady lounge spot in which to curl up with a book. It ticks every box that a holiday house should.
Ten guests are accommodated in five bright, welcoming and comfy en-suite doubles: two rooms are in the main building, two in the guest house and one in the annex. Living spaces have industrial concrete floors and the endless views out of the huge windows soften the building and encourage guests to live as much outside as in, all in immense comfort.
While the house and pool and the pull of al-fresco lunches and dinners is enough to entertain guests, it would be a shame not to venture further to explore the pretty, rocky coves of the Adriatic coast, as well as the beautiful towns and villages that dot this part of Italy’s heel.