Set in a Mediterranean woodland park, two stupendous villas stand atop the Capo Testa peninsula facing the Parco Marino. Expertly integrated into Capo Testa, the two properties stand on a plot of land which has been divided into two fully independent parts. Both villas enjoy a stunning view of the dawn.
Built in the 1970’s, the two villas were recently and entirely renovated by the famous Jean Claude Le Suisse, who reinterpreted the original features and style resulting in a very high quality of architectural and interior design.
Both the exterior and interior have been renovated, thus creating a home that works completely in harmony with the environment both inside and out. The exterior fits harmoniously into the landscape, drawing inspiration from the surrounding nature and vegetation, while the soft lines of the interior arches and niches create a naturally peaceful atmosphere. The interiors are full of areas for simple living which are characterised by a fascinating structure that in turn echoes the history of the island.
Some examples of this include the cotto-tiled pavement which matches the colour of the ground, and the cork oak trees that contrast sharply against the intense white paint.
Villa Caladea is made up of ample living space – a dining room, a beautiful kitchen, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, another bathroom and a utility room. The house is completed by covered and uncovered panoramic verandas and patios.
Also included with this property is a hand-built stone swimming pool with hydromassage function that, on account of the slope of the terrain, recreates the effect of a stream. The well cared for garden, which is enhanced by Mediterranean vegetation and granite sculptures, bestows a stupendous sea view. In addition, there is an area dedicated to an outside kitchen.
Lot: 1200 square metres
Living area: 177 square metres
Swimming pool: 118 square metres
The very elegant Villa La Funtanaccia comprises of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a utility room, a kitchen, and a dining room. The villa also features large covered and uncovered verandas and patios equipped for dining out, and a luxurious Mediterranean garden.
Lot: 1240 square metres
Living area: 110 square metres
The villas have been enhanced by details and features rooted in indigenous architecture and popular artisan tradition, and all the space has been carefully utilized and optimised.
The properties were designed so that the two villas are fully independent thanks to a stonewall and large rocks performing an aesthetic function as well as a practical one. The dry walling around the two villas shelters them from marine breezes but not from the aromas of myrtle and brine.
The exclusive materials that were used to construct the villas were expertly crafted by artisans and architects who learned their trade in the Costa Smeralda.