Minimalist lines and geometric shapes contrast with historic stone domes at this renovated Puglia home, which is for sale for €550,000.
The Italian property features a 19th-century, five-domed trullo, and it lies in the rural town of Castellana Grotte in southern Italy. Trulli are agricultural drystone houses with distinctive conical roofs specific to the Itria Valley in the Murgia area.
Rome studio Lab36 restored the trullo – which is for sale via Fantastic Frank – and its adjoining 1800s watchtower, which was in a state of decay after being long abandoned. The practice added a streamlined extension, pool and garden walls, turning it into a 1,070-square-foot modern home.
Trulli Pugliesi’s historic parts and minimalist addition are connected by a glazed link and are centered around a semi-private courtyard, gathered between walls, which offers views of its olive-grove grounds. The courtyard olive tree forms a sculptural element and stands out against the white lime plaster walls.
Inside, original stone walls and curved openings have a pale-pink hue, while glazed walls and doors illuminate volumes. Modern white spaces are enlivened by terracotta, blue-grey and cream tones and textures suggestive of the Apulian landscape.