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
|Region/Town||IT – Italy, Sicily, Noto|
|Scenery||in rolling countryside with views to the sea|
|Number of guests||up to 6 people|
|Design||Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo|
|Published||ELLE Decoration Country Vol. 18 5/2021, Monopol | living.corriere.it | Elle Decor | La Repubblica | Domus | Domus web | ArchDaily | Io Donna | RUM | Sara Marini, Le foreste di cristallo di Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, Quodlibet, Macerata 2017 | IDEAT ||
|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|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Sea|
|Same Architect||Le Tamerici|