Podere Polino is a paean to flawless design. The villa’s indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly curated, harmoniously fusing form with function to create an exceptional and characterful house that is as comfortable as it is beautiful.
Podere Polino is a house that sings of great design, impeccable taste and deep comfort. Designed and built from scratch on what was originally a large meadow, the property was completed in 2016, using stone from the site for the soaring arches, solid door frames and big fireplaces that organically anchor the house to its location. Passion and enthusiasm are everywhere but never spill over into excess.
Conceived, project-managed and interior-designed by Special Umbria, the property is a celebration of the great artistry and crafts of Italy, both past and present. Traditional materials – Tivoli marble floors and the handcrafted wrought-iron balustrade – are complemented by the modern shine of features such as the Gullo kitchen and the specially commissioned Badari chandelier.
The five double en-suite bedrooms are light and bright, and distinguished by the jewel colours of the silk soft furnishings. Antiques and modern designer pieces sit comfortably together in every room, as do floor cooling and heating. Light fittings wow, comfort is integral and the level of artistry throughout is extraordinary. The house offers high style that you can relax in and is designed to bring people together while offering space and privacy.
The temperature-controlled wine cellar has a large tasting room attached. Oenophiles and pizza lovers alike are also served by the wine cantina, outside pizza oven and dining terrace near the property’s entrance gate. This is a house that has love and brilliance poured into every myriad tiny detail.
The property is surrounded by approximately 12 hectares, where guests can enjoy walks through the forest, the olive groves and the vineyard just below the house. The garden design takes in the big views and plays with scale using terracing and planting to create pockets of privacy, interest and entertainment, including the 12m x 5m heated oxygenated infinity pool. There are sit spots in the sun and shade, a covered dining area with B&B Italia chairs, and views that look like they, too, are designer.