Architetto Paola Rebellato

net internal area 135 m²

2012 schematic design
2013 design development, beginning of construction
2015 end of construction

The project consists in a private holiday house with pool derived from the refurbishment and enlargement of an abandoned small “trullo” located on a hill covered by olive and almond trees. “Trulli” are cone-roofed stone building typical of Valle d’Itria, a rural area in the south-east of Italy. The existing building had three “coni” (cone-roof) with a central room. The building was completely restored and enlarged creating new spaces and rooms following the owner’s requirements. The project had particular care in using materials and building systems typical of the area. The builder brought his experience of “maestro trullaro”, a builder specialized in these typical houses.

The handmade stone bricks walls are very thick in order to protect from heat and the vaulted roof has rainwater recovery. Following these traditional principles, you can assure internal comfort and good temperature also in summertime. The residence in its final layout has the entrance in the original trullo, living room, dining room, kitchen and service toilet in three new cones, two bedrooms with two bathrooms in two more new cones and lastly a guesthouse with two bedrooms in a cone and a “torretta”. The pool is integrated in the landscape on the back of the house and connected to the veranda to dine outside, where you can have a nice view on the surrounding olive trees country.