- 0.2 acre
- 210 sqm
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- 12 people
The White Cube is located in Gagliano del Capo, a quiet village in the heart of Salento, the southernmost region of Apulia that reaches the “heel of the Italian boot” in south-eastern Italy. The house is located in the regional park stretched between the rocky Adriatic coast and the white beaches of the Ionian Sea. The house was designed by an Italian architect with an international portfolio. His project won the highest recognition given by the Italian architectural institution awarded as the best building built in Italy.
The home is located within a dense urban context in the proximity of a historic town centre that links Gagliano to the sea. The home has a balanced equilibrium between the interior spaces and the exterior patio. Following the tradition of the Roman domus, the aggregated volumes of the property overlook an internal courtyard. The interplay of solid and voids also produce a network of smaller patios that intimately connected single rooms to the exterior. The central courtyard, however, is the real heart of the house, a place of conviviality and play, where the swimming pool and the carefully selected vegetation reproduce the presence of natural elements.
Overlooking the patio, is a 12m high tower where all the main bedrooms are located. The tower is in line with the bell tower of the church of San Rocco and, while hosting all the bedrooms, it offers a suggestive visual access to the sea. This element is reminiscent of the Norman watchtowers, a typical and fascinating element of the coastal landscape of Salento. The spaces surrounding the patio are connected to the exterior through large double-glazed sliding windows establishing a continuous flow of the interior into the exterior and, vice versa, rendering the exterior as part of the most intimate rooms of the house. The threshold between interior and exterior is marked by the presence of an external canopy made of galvanized iron and covered with bamboo, that connects all the volumes of the house in a single architectural element. This playful exchange between the natural elements and the architecture, the inside and the outside enhances the spiritual well-being of the inhabitants.
Sleeping accommodations: 10+2.
Bedrooms: 1 ensuite master bedroom + 4 ensuite double bedrooms.
Bathrooms: 5; ensuite + 1 guest bedroom.
Description: 1 living room, 1 kitchen with dining area and fireplace, 1 main courtyard, 1 Orangerie garden, 1 external service area, 1 swimming pool. free parking on the main road + 2 two spaces available in the private alley.
A/C and heating: Heat pump system. Every room has air conditioning with a thermostat.
TV, WiFI: 1 TV with satellite, 1 DVD player, free WIFI Pool: 8.00mt x 2.75mt open from May to October.
Other facilities: Fireplace, external barbecue, 1 oven, 1 washing machine, 1 dryer machine, 1 dishwasher, 1 refrigerator, 1 table football, USB plugs in every room.
Air Conditioning, Wi-Fi, Fireplace, Alfresco Dining, Satellite Television, Swimming Pool, Parking, Washing Machine, Heating, Dryer, Villa Pre-Stocking of Groceries - Extra, Outdoor Furniture, Linens and Towels, Weekly Cleaning, Final Cleaning - Extra, Garden, BBQ, Dishwasher, Iron & Ironing Board, Cleaning - Extra