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A tobacco warehouse in Italy’s Salento is reborn as a rural retreat

Revived by architect Raffaele Centonze

This pink-hued Italian villa outside the small town of Diso in Salento was once a tobacco warehouse – and it retains its industrial proportions.

Architect Raffaele Centonze revived the 1930s structure for an Italian diplomat and his Vietnamese wife last year, and Il Tabacchificio retains its working heritage as part of its adaptive reuse.

Metal and glass finishes and quartz concrete floors offset soaring vaulted ceilings and whitewashed walls. Furniture meanwhile is a mix of vintage and contemporary design pieces.

Walled gardens and tall pine trees surround the six-bedroom Italian holiday home, which is available to rent exclusively via The Thinking Traveler from $10,000 per week. There’s a swimming pool while services include a concierge, maid and private chef upon request.

A tobacco warehouse in Italy’s Salento is reborn as a rural holiday retreat
Photography: Melissa Gidney Daly via The Perfect Hideaway
A tobacco warehouse in Italy’s Salento is reborn as a rural holiday retreat
Photography: Melissa Gidney Daly via The Perfect Hideaway
A tobacco warehouse in Italy’s Salento is reborn as a rural holiday retreat
Photography: Melissa Gidney Daly via The Perfect Hideaway
A tobacco warehouse in Italy’s Salento is reborn as a rural holiday retreat
Photography: Melissa Gidney Daly via The Perfect Hideaway

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