Clean lines, earthy tones and natural materials characterise the simple sophistication of this elegant, single-storey villa for eight
Hidden in an ancient olive grove close to the Adriatic coast, where the Itria Valley becomes Northern Salento, Casa Zana is a sophisticated single-storey, modern villa.
Sleeping eight in four double rooms, the house’s interior is a calming mix of natural colours and materials. Earthy terracottas and chalky whites reflect the surrounding landscape while the smooth concrete floor, used both inside and on the terraces outside, is a bare-foot delight.
There is little need to do more than glide from house to pool, via the kitchen and the dining terrace, perhaps venturing onto the roof terrace to gaze at the view or, when it’s dark, at the stars.
It would be a travesty, however, not to venture beyond the gates to the nearby trulli villages, magical white towns and the beaches and rocky coves of the Adriatic.