From a distance, it seems like a wooden box is floating on a hill overlooking the archaic Sicilian countryside. La melagrana is pitched on concrete beams and offers a view of the sea shimmering in the distance. But only in the open state. When the house is unoccupied, a guest wing sits like a protective wall in front of the large windows of the main house. The guest house can be electronically moved to the side, thus revealing a view of nature as well as giving access to the terrace. Apart from the living room with a kitchen, you will find a bedroom with en suite bathroom in the main building. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are located in the guest house.
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What to do
You’ll find yourself nestled in the Val di Noto, one of the most spectacular baroque art sites in Sicily and listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2002. Suggested visits to: Noto, the natural reserve of Vendicari, Modica, Scicli,Ragusa Ibla,Palazzolo Acreide, Siracusa.
This house is great for
Couples, travellers in search of a quiet, inspiring place, friends
Details of the property
Region/Town: IT – Italy, Sicily, Noto
Name: la melagrana
Scenery: in rolling countryside with views to the sea
Number of guests: up to 6 people
Design: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
Published: Domus n. 950 9/2011, La Repubblica 9/2012, Io Donna 10/2012, Elle Decor, 1/2013, archidaily, Italie Magazine 10/2016
Awards: Riba Awards 2012 - EU, shortlist last 20, RIBA Stirling Prize 2012, nomination European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
Homepage: la melagrana