Casolare Scarani in Puglia by Studio Andrew Trotter

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We first noticed the work of British designer Andrew Trotter in 2016, once we stumbled upon his newly accomplished Masseria Moreseta in Puglia (see A Fashionable Masseria in Puglia with Conventional Influences), and located ourselves obsessed (Alexa even paid a go to).

As Andrew says, “Simplicity is on the coronary heart of my concepts in addition to a real perception that any design ought to belong to the place the place it’s constructed.” His newest undertaking, Casolare Scarani in Carovigno, Puglia, “has fairly a candy story,” he says. “A few years in the past, a buddy in Barcelona had the thought to maneuver to Puglia. She confirmed me just a few homes on-line to see what I considered them. Perhaps a 12 months or so later, we handed a home whereas driving in the direction of Carovigno, and I noticed that it was one of many homes she had proven me. The home was lovely, outdated, with a lot character, and never too massive. Within the countryside you normally discover small lamias, that are stone sheds for the native landowners to retailer gear; or very massive masserias, the place the prosperous landowners would have as soon as lived. It was fairly uncommon to come back throughout a constructing that had the fashion of a masseria, however the measurement of a small villa.

“On the time we have been fascinated with different initiatives, and we determined to not buy it for ourselves, so when our mates and shoppers, the Coleman household, began to seek for a home, we instantly confirmed them this one. Truly, we confirmed it to Ian, as Maree was in Australia on the time. A month later, Covid hit, however from the pictures, Ian persuaded Maree, they usually purchased it with out her seeing it. It will be greater than a 12 months later, once we had already began to renovate the property, that Maree noticed the home for the primary time. Fortunately she fell in love with it, as we knew she would. 9 months later, Casolare Scarani was completed.”

Be part of us for a tour:

Pictures by Salva Lopez, courtesy of Andrew Trotter Studio.

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Above: “We came upon that the constructing was initially a college for women and had fairly a historical past with the locals,” Andrew says. “It was deserted within the early Nineteen Sixties, and we lovingly introduced it again to life. This one was a gem.”

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Above: “We added two new blocks to the again of the home, which grew to become two en-suites for the 2 downstairs bedrooms,” Andrew says.
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Above: “We tried as exhausting as attainable to go away the outside patina the place we might,” Andrew says. “Along with Ian and Maree, we spent days scraping off years of flaky paint to disclose the gorgeous stone of the portico.”

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Above: The linen-covered couch and armchair are from Spanish furnishings firm Blasco.

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Above: “The lounge has lovely star vaulted ceilings and a big fire,” Andrew says. All rugs are from Australian firm Armadillo.

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