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A Rural Home in Morciano di Leuca, Italy

By Magaly Grosso


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This building, surrounded by olive trees and framed by wonderful stone walls, was designed by Luca Zanaroli architetto in Morciano di Leuca, Italy, in 2011. The intention of the designer was to achieve the right landscaping and maintain the integrity of the place without altering the space.

The interior attempts to maintain the dialogue with its surroundings through large openings and glass walls with views of the countryside, through which the greenery of the exterior is mixed with the interior, filling it with color and life, and merging into a subtle integration.

The stone walls play a thermoregulatory function for the building. The volume of air between the stones is, in fact, an excellent insulation layer for areas where the sunlight falls directly.

The materials used are natural and originate locally, like, for example, the stone used in the home’s façade, which comes from this area in Italy.

This beautiful stone blends with the white of the walls and the glass of the doors, creating a refreshing effect.

View of the building through the trees
Construction of stone and white walls

Construction of stone and white walls

Swimming pool area with hardwood floors

The living room, a space of modern furniture combined with polished concrete in both floors and walls, has wonderful views towards the swimming pool area.

Interior of the living room with concrete floors

In the kitchen, we still see the use of concrete, this time mixed with rustic wood, creating a perfect combination of materials.

Kitchen with island in concrete and wooden shelves

In the dining room, the massive table of thick and rustic wood creates a charming space, and in perfect harmony with the room.

Wooden dining room and modern chairs in black
Wooden dining room and modern chairs in black


Bathroom with stone sink
Bathroom with stone sink

Exterior view at dusk
View of the swimming pool at sunset

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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