Seaside Villa Capo Zafferano

Just 30 meters from the sea and overlooking the Capo Zaferrano, this villa is situated  on a rocky slope on the northern coast of Sicily. The Italian architect Armando Barraja designed the house as a summer residence for his family in the late 1980s. It will remind you of a ship with details like porthole windows, railing-like balustrades and the ubiquitous view of the sea. Positioned as it is on a slope, the entrance is on the upper level. You step immediately into the central living area with a fireplace and dining area. From here you enter the three bedrooms, the bathroom and the kitchen. Access to the terrace is flanked on both sides by the glass walls typical of the house’s period. From the large terrace, bridges lead to the back of the house and outer staircases to the two lower floors, each with a bedroom and bathroom. There is another terrace on the middle level and you can also sunbathe on rock platforms below, just two meters above the sea.

Just as unique as the architecture is the villa’s interior design. Armando Barraja is not only an architect, he also founded an company in Palermo in the seventies that imports designer furniture. The house is fully furnished with his furniture: a divider by Franco Albini, a marble table by Dino Gavina, chairs by Werner Panton and Marcel Breuer and many  other rare pieces.

What to do

Swimming and snorkelling, hiking, excursions to Palermo (half an hour away by car).

Why we like this house

Both the architecture and interior design are very special and create the villa’s distinctive charm. The fantastic view of the sea, the private bathing bay and the proximity to lively Palermo all promise a fantastic holiday experience.

This house is great for

Couples, families, friends


Region/Town IT – Italy, Sicily, Palermo, Bagheria
Name Villa Capo Zafferano
Scenery Rugged coast, right on the Mediterranean Sea
Number of guests 2 to 9 persons
Completed 1990
Design Armando Barraja
Published Ein Architektenhaus am Capo Zafferano
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Art, Family, Garden, Island, Sea

Availability calendar

The calendar shows the current availability. Days with a dark grey background are not available, while days in white are available for bookings



  1. Nous avons passé un super séjour, pour la seconde fois dans cette superbe maison ! La Sicile est un endroit magnifique, Giacomo est un hôte en or ! Nous recommandons cet endroit, nos amis en sont déjà fous rien qu’avec les photos et le récit de notre voyage en famille … Foncez !
    Translate comment

  2. Das Haus am Capo Zafferano ist ein absoluter Traum sowohl ästhetisch
    als auch von der Lage.
    Wir haben die Tage in diesem wundervollen Haus sehr genossen.
    Es strahlt eine imposante Ruhe aus und lässt einen, kaum dass man da ist,
    allen Stress vergessen. Gleichzeitig bietet das Haus und die Lage genug Abwechslung für die ganze Familie.
    Giacomo ist ein großartiger Gastgeber, der einem nicht nur die Geschichte des Hauses, sondern auch der Landschaft sehr eindrücklich schildert, so dass man gleich auf Erlebnisreise gehen möchte. Er und sein Team sind super-freundlich und hilfsbereit.
    Im nahegelegenen Dorf Aspra gibt es eine tolle Bar für café e cornetto am Morgen und jeden Tag frischen Fisch direkt von den Fischern.
    Überall sind alle Lebensmittel dort frisch und von sensationeller Qualität.
    Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.
    Translate comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
For booking enquiries, please contact the respective accommodation. How does HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE work? Read our FAQ.