Having been almost burnt to the ground several years ago, this 300-year-old farmhouse (situated close to the town of Treia in the Le Marche region of Italy) has been completely reformed and rebuilt. The extensive, four-year renovation project entitled Casa Olivi was undertaken by the Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron and, as the building is protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, the outside has been meticulously preserved while the inside has been remodeled and proffers a minimalist and airy interior.
Located on a sloping hill, this sophisticated Italian holiday residence enjoys a panoramic position and has 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside. The house has been finished to an exceptionally high standard and there are many cutting-edge finishing touches: such as the Phillipe Starck bathrooms, the super modern kitchen and the impressive rectangular infinity pool (reminiscent of the water troughs that can be found in the nearby countryside) that sits raised above ground level.
Spacious, luminous and serene, Casa Olivi spreads over three floors. The living room is on the ground floor and four of the five bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) are situated on the two upper floors. Having been fully reformed, the former stable is now an independent one-bedroom guest house. In the south section of the property, there’s a large terrace with a pergola and dining table for 12, as well as an outside kitchen with grill and teppanyaki. [Information provided via e-mail by Maija Krasna; Photos by Nicolas Mathéus]