Casa Ceppi is a rural property on the Croatian peninsula of Istria. The historic complex, which comprises a main building and outbuildings grouped around a central square, was in ruins until it was discocerd by the Berlin architecture firm Wietersheim, who lovingly restored it and gave it a new, contemporary lease of life. Determined not to turn their backs on the buildings’ past they carefully brought to light the old structures and rebuilt them using local materials and traditional crafts. Historical features such as round arches and vaults have been preserved within the main building, and its oak beam ceilings were reconstructed in their original form. The new terrazzo floors and wooden floorboards have been adapted to complement the traditional ambience. Fair-faced concrete ceilings and resin floors in the bathrooms create modern contrasts. And the building’s technology has also been brought into the modern era: wall heating and cooling create a pleasant indoor climate in all seasons.
The property can only be rented entirely and is big enough to house groups or more families: the main house includes seven bedrooms and accommodates 14 people, while the smaller adjoining house “Kuci” (with a living room and kitchenette) sleeps two more. In the main building there are also spacious common areas: a dining room and two kitchens on the ground floor and two living rooms on the first floor. There are also various areas to sit and relax, as well as meeting places outside: the terrace in front of the kitchen, the large balcony with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the terrace in front of the smaller house, the courtyard planted with lavender and rosemary, or the pool set at a small distance from the houses.
What to do
Discover the surrounding villages, historic sites, truffle hunting, cycling on the Parenzana trail, climbing, beaches, etc.
Why we like this house
A spacious property with an almost monastic yet cheerful Mediterranean atmosphere! Peace and space are guaranteed here.
This house is great for
Groups, large families, holidays with several families.
|HR – Croatia, Istria, Čepić
|In the hinterland of Istria, 15 min. from the coast
|Number of guests
|up to 16 people
|Wietersheim Architekten, Berlin/Salzburg
|Old & new
|8+ (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Golf, Hiking, Pool, Sea
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