EXCEPTIONAL SEASIDE PARADISE IN SARDINIA
COMPLETE WITH VINEYARD, FRUIT AND CITRUS TREES,
ALMOND, OLIVE AND FIG TREES
The property consists of:
- Vineyard of about three hectares (6.000 Cannonau strains, 3.000 Cabernet Sauvignon strains and 300 Malavasia strains)
550 olive trees 150 citrus trees (mandarins, oranges, lemons, grapefruit) 80 fruit trees (cherries, pears, plums, prunes)
100 almond trees 39 fig trees
Villasimius is a unique place in the Mediterranean: sun, sea, vigorous vegetation and brilliant white sand, have created a pure and untamed paradise.
The village is situated 40 kilometres away from the port of Cagliari and around 50 kilometres from Elmas airport.
Before reaching Villasimius, one must first go through the sea resorts of Cala Regina, Geremeas, Torre delle Stelle and Solanas, spread out over headlands rich in typical Mediterranean plant-life and framed by a magnificent emerald-green and turquoise sea.
From Cagliari Drive to Poetto Beach and follow the coast as far as Margine Rosso, where the beach ends. Take a right turn and follow the coast road and after about 45 km you'll reach Villasimius.
From Italy Direct flights to Cagliari from Milan, Rome, Pisa, Turin, Florence, Palermo, Verona, Bergamo, Naples, Venice, Bari, Pescara, Perugia, Trapani, Trieste
From Abroad Direct flights to Cagliari from Paris, Munich, Pisa, Cologne, Basle, Bruxelles, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Ibiza, Valencia
This house is the restoration of an existing building. Its new design was aimed at being less visible from the water, simplifyng its outer appearance and unifying the ground floor with the garden by means of a number of stone walls that surround the property.
The property is located in the area of Cuccureddus (little hills) in Villasimius.It's large approximately 400.000 square meters, has a shape of a triangle with a sea front of 1.140 meters, including access to three beaches: Campus, Cuccureddus and Campulongu.
Since now it is no longer possible to build houses so close to the shore, it was considered as a good thing to take advantage of the extraordinary location of this building to maintain its current position while restructuring it completely. The existing building, well exposed to the south, had a bizarre shape, further complicated by a showy system of pergolas that exaggerated its profile. The new project had the objective to considerably reduce the presence of architecture on the beach, by simplifying the volume and by covering the ground floor with a coating of granite hewn stones so that the house could better merge with the design of the garden. Reduced to a whitewashed volume with corners softened by a purposely imperfect treatment of plaster, the two-storey building is shadowed by the thickness of its perimeter walls. The openings in the faade are so deep that they generate shadows and the sloping shapes of the splays have the job of opening up the views. The basalt hewn stone basement merges with the design of the patios walls that enlarge the house's plan and generate outdoor space that is closely connected with the indoor distribution of space. There's land going up the hill behind the house, and extending for 120 hectares; partially grown with vineyards and olive trees, this estate represents an example of domestic and cultured nature of which the house is just a detail. The plan of the big patios and the relationship with the sea which is very close, but mitigated by a nearly three-metre difference in height which is contained by a hewn stone wall quite similar to the walls in the project give the building more appropriate proportions and establish a relationship with its outdoor space which is easier to read.
Total surfaces: sqm 450 (house), sqm 300 (terrace), sqm 200 (patios)
Antonio Citterio, the architect - www.antoniocitterioandpartners.it