House above the Sea, Italy, Puglia
The house sits on a hill overlooking Monopoli.
Its L-shaped structure opens out offering panoramic views.
Puglia is characterised by historic villages, hills and wide open landscapes, where many cultures, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman, have left their marks over the centuries.
And right there, near the fishing town of Monopoli, a German yoga teacher and shiatsu therapist built a modern house to give the space to both her life and work. Despite its seemingly audacious design the house blends in perfectly with the surrounding landscape and the architectural context of the region. The choice of red was carefully researched: it’s a typical colour for the area and assimilates the intense red ochre of the soil, which in turn provides a harmonious contrast to the different shades of green of the trees and, of course, the blue sky. The house comprises 130 m2 and is surrounded by 5000 m2 of land with over 25 olive trees and numerous fruit trees, such as fig, almond, cherry, pear, prune, pomegranate trees. The warm water is supplied by solar panels, and the floor heating powered by photovoltaic energy and a thermo-fireplace. It contains 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge, kitchen and a garage.
Location: Italy, Puglia, 8 km from Monopoli
Living space (excluding terraces): approx. 130 m2. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen
Property area: approx. 5000 m2
Energy sources: Floor heating with gas + solar heating + thermo-fireplace
Possible expansion: a pool could be constructed and a small old stone house on the plot could be renovated for additional uses
Price: 570.000 EUR
The building application for the construction of a pool was submitted in 2019 (rendering below).
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