Thoughtful architecture. Situated on a hill near the baroque town of Scicli, surrounded by carob trees and nature, Casa Kera looks out over the gently rolling hills to the blue shimmering south coast of the island. A house that naturally places itself in the middle of the Sicilian landscape. This aspect was particularly important to architect Raffaella Anzaldo. Her credo: in order to adapt to the beauty of the surroundings, you have to listen to it and learn from it.
Accordingly, the terrain determines the location and layout of the two square compact buildings, which follow the natural gradient and thus open up habitats on different levels. In this way, the flowering nature can be experienced from the most diverse angles – from the roots to the trunk to the crown. Partly framed by small and large windows. In addition, generous outdoor terraces expand the living space and connect inside and outside.
Casa Kera can accommodate a total of six to eight guests. The two-storey main house has an open-plan kitchen/living room with sofa and fireplace, a bedroom with bathroom and a terrace with sea view on the upper floor. On the lower floor, as well as in the annexe, there is another living room and a bedroom with bathroom.
The play of colours in the buildings and their interiors also reflects the landscape – from the beige and brown nuances of the stones and the wild vegetation to the intense blue of the sea and the dark green of the carob trees. All around, the spacious garden gently borders the house as if it had always been there. Which, for the most part, is true. Like the large carob tree that shades the north terrace. Those who come to immerse themselves here should not forget to take a plunge in the terracotta-coloured pool. The most natural need and joy on a holiday in Sicily.
What to do
Hiking, swimming in the pool and in the sea - the various beaches can be reached in just a few minutes, culinary shopping in Cava d'Aliga, Sampieri and Marina di Ragusa, discovering culture in the baroque towns of Scicli, Modica and Ragusa, archaeological excavations in Siracusa (approx. 70 km).
Why we like this house
A house that adapts to its surroundings and creates a striking symbiosis between nature and architecture.
This house is great for
The layout makes the house suitable for three couples or a family with older children or grandparents.
Photovoltaic system for hot water production
|Region||IT – Italy, Sicily, Scicli|
|Scenery||Surrounded by carob trees, with panoramic view to the sea|
|Number of guests||Perfect for 6, max. 8 in 3 bedrooms|
|Design||Raffaella Anzaldo (architect), Catania|
|Criteria||1-8 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Island, Pool, Sea, Wine|
|Same Partners||Casa Balate, Casa Agila, Trecubi, Cozzo Tre Venti, Le Casuzze & La Balza, Villa Zagara|
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