Casa Santa Teresa occupies a prime spot on Corsica’s Ajaccio shorefront and has undergone a top-to-toe renovation that polishes its midcentury bones.
Amelia Tavella Architects revived the island holiday home – a dilapidated 1950s family home that had been empty for decades. Travella focused on heightening the property’s connection to its waterfront views, installing pivoting glass doors that open the interior up to a large front terrace.
A saltwater plunge pool is on hand for hot days, and guests can kick back in rattan chairs and loungers. The master bedroom also has a private sunbathing terrace and sea views.
Snorkelling spots can be found on the other side of the bay, while restaurants and bars are five minutes’ walk from the Ajaccio home. Those seeking peace and quiet can head straight to the sandy beach at the end of the villa’s garden.