In Castro, one of the most prestigious pearls and tourist centers of Salento, we offer for sale a delightful seafront villa, a spectacular example of Salento Mediterranean architecture.
The two-level villa was built on steep terrain without significant trees, recovering and increasing the typical Mediterranean vegetation. It has a total gross surface area of approximately 300 m2, over 80 m2 of terrace suspended over the Adriatic Sea and a fantastic 1200 m2 olive grove. Equipped with 5 luxurious bedrooms and 5 bathrooms it can accommodate 10 people.
The villa is accessible from the main front side by Road 358 and from the back side by means of a private road. This second driveway access involves crossing an Olivetan forest of about 1200 square meters, a rock site surrounded by olive trees. These olive trees can be used for the production of extra virgin olive oil.
The primary access leads to the entrance of the residence, designed to gradually discover the horizon up to contemplate the overhanging sea. Along the path that leads to the entrance door, a botanical garden has been designed entirely with essences from the Mediterranean scrub and Salento agricultural culture. In this way, the access path to the villa becomes a multisensory experience that stimulates sight, smell and touch, recovers ancient images and gives that pleasure that only nature is able to give.
Along the short path that leads us to the entrance, moments of rest have been created, belvederes created to allow those who wish to grasp the changing beauty of the sea.
The internal courtyard is designed to have shade during the hottest hours of the day. This area, typical of Mediterranean villas, can be used in total privacy, for this reason, inside there are the typical services of summer villas, including the splendid stone barbecue. The small aromatic garden located behind the barbecue gives the possibility to immediately use the freshest aromatic herbs and citrus fruits.
The villa is a privileged point of conjunction between the sea and the sky, which through its panoramic solarium becomes a place from which it is possible to govern the entire bay of Castro. Furthermore, thanks to its delicate lighting, there is the possibility of its use at night, so as to be able to scrutinize the stars.
The heritage of ancient construction techniques is enhanced by dry stone walls, capable of insulating and protecting the interiors from the summer sun and sea breezes.
The rooms have been created with materials with highly performing technical characteristics and equipped with the most modern home automation technologies, reserving the most exclusive comforts for those who live there. It will therefore be possible to control the opening and closing of the darkening elements, the internal temperature and the lights with a single touch of the fingers. Light has played a fundamental role right from the design choices, maintaining the values of design quality and energy saving. The design definition of the interior spaces took place according to the principles of practicality and comfort, beauty and innovation.
The living area is equipped with a modern design kitchen. The made-to-measure creation in a single continuous support surface without cracks was possible thanks to the use of an innovative material, Corian, with extraordinary aesthetic and functional characteristics.
The bathrooms are decorated with beautiful mosaics and equipped with a spa shower. Each of these environments has been designed to offer relaxation that involves all the senses, and eliminates any residual urban stress.
The basement is a large welcoming environment, capable of performing different functions, from a hobby room to a guest room to a tavern.