With sustainability at its heart, this beautiful property, its garden and grounds, are a triumph of great design where simplicity is synonymous with luxury
This exquisite villa with its seamless blend of ancient and contemporary design is nestled in two acres of private olive grove not far from the Adriatic coast.
Rich in Puglian heritage, the property was built with tufo stones and painted using the ancient technique of ‘scialbatura di calce’. Sustainability was a driving force in the build and it has excellent thermal efficiency and is powered exclusively by solar energy.
Villa Ela sleeps six in three double en-suites, each one in a separate buiding: the main house, which also comprises the living space, the annex and the lamia. Simply decorated, the interior mixes local craftmanship with design pieces and the decoration has a natural warmth provided by the huge picture windows and doors that frame the glorious view.
From the apertures in the outside bathroom wall to the zigzag of steps leading up the side of the building, to the archways, alcoves and niches lined up with the pool, there is a delightful interplay of shapes and light. Cool and comfortable, this is a property that delights round every corner.
It would be a travesty not to explore beyond the house and its grounds since the property is perfectly placed for the fabulous beaches and coves of the Adriatic and the pretty towns and villages of Salento and the Itria Valley.