Casa Ola & Casa Piera

With broad views of the Gulf of Naples, these summer houses nestle on a rocky slope of the Italian island of Capri. The upper house – the Casa Piera – was designed by Neapolitan architect Cherubino Gambardella as a private residenza minima. The house with a small pool and sun deck may at first strike you as surprisingly plain, yet it turns out to be a miniature holiday home ingeniously designed down to the very last detail. The interior forms a multicoloured contrast to the plain white exterior shell. All the rooms are decorated in colourful ceramic mosaic tiles, while gleaming white walls alternate with gentle pastel shades to emphasise the neatly arranged rooms, laid out over a floor area of 21 m², that provide for all your holiday essentials – sleeping, bathing, cooking and living.
The main house is the Casa Ola, a little further down the slope. In its bright Mediterranean white colour and with its simple spaces, broad terraces and airy porches, every detail cites the architecture of Capri. Numerous balustrades and reed-thatched white metal framed pergolas provide for an open, summery character. Large, simple openings punctuate the stone walls like eyes, calculated to draw the light into the interiors where it creates a dynamic interplay between the colourful walls, floors and furniture.

What to do

Capri offers a variety of interesting sites e.g. the Blue Grotto, Faraglioni rocks, the Augustus Gardens, Via Krup, various churches etc.

Why we like this house

These houses offer an escape from the everyday: they embody the spirit of the island. The architecture radiates Mediterranean lightness and the slope with its broad views of the sea will make you feel like you are enthroned above it all.

This house is great for

A house for aficionados. The house can only be reached by foot in 20 minutes from the small Piazetta of Capri. A special transport service can be booked.

Details of the property

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Capri

Name: Casa di Ola & di Piera

Scenery: Panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples

Accommodation: House

Number of guests: 1-6

Architecture: Modern

Completed: 2001

Design: Cherubino Gambardella and Simona Ottieri, Naples

Published: Capri e gli architetti, Massa Editore, 2004, Domus November 2006

Buchungsanfrage / Booking Request

Anfragen bitte auf Englisch oder Italienisch. / Please write in English or Italian only.


I. said:

Wir haben im vergangenen August für 10 Tage einen sehr erholsamen Urlaub an diesem ruhigen Ort verbringen dürfen. Das Haus, schlicht und schön zugleich, perfekt ausgestattet, ist herrlich gelegen. Der weite Blick über den Golf von Neapel von den Terrassen und vom Pool aus beeindruckte uns jeden Tag aufs Neue. Eine große Freude hat uns der üppige Kräuter-und Gemüsegarten bereitet, den wir auch nutzen durften. Ein Dankeschön gilt dem liebenswerten Nachbar, der für uns als Ansprechpartner vor Ort zur Verfügung stand. Es ist ein Ort für eine perfekte Auszeit!

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