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 rebuilt according to plans by the Berlin architecture firm Wietersheim. 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
Not simply a holiday home, but a whole 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.
Details of the property
Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Istria, Čepić
Name: Casa Ceppi
Scenery: In the hinterland of Istria, 15 min. from the coast
Number of guests: 1-16
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Wietersheim Architekten, Berlin