Villa Robur nestles into a sunny slope in an idyllic secluded spot with sweeping views over the wooded hills of Istria. This holiday home consists of a century old stone house, which has been renovated and extended by a long, narrow modern building. The uniform façade allows these two buildings to form a single optical unit. The modern extension takes up the geometric rigor of the old stone house, but opens up to the porch and balcony with floor to ceiling windows.
The exterior’s sober simplicity continues indoors, where the interior design is characterized by materials such as concrete, local Kanfanar stone, and wood. On the ground floor there is a living room with a fireplace, and a large kitchen with a dining area and access to the veranda. The two upper floors feature three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The house is surrounded by a large garden with a 20 meter salt water pool.
What to do
Swimming in the pool, hiking, wine tasting, the sea is a 15min drive away, exploring the surrounding mountain villages, helping the neighbours with the olive and wine harvest, truffle hunting and eating, rock climbing, cycling on the Parenzana.
Why we like this house
A successful symbiosis of old and new: the renovation of this traditional house has lent it a modern, yet timeless ambience. Its many beautiful details are a testament to the skill of the local stonemasons, blacksmiths and carpenters involved in its construction.
This house is great for
Holidays with families and friends.
Details of the property
Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Istria, Bolara
Name: Villa Robur
Scenery: In an idyllic secluded spot with sweeping views
Number of guests: max. 9 guests
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Wietersheim Architekten, Berlin