Set amongst the olive and almond groves of Carovigno, just seven kilometers from the coast in southern Italy, Studio Andrew Trotter has created ‘Villa Cardo’: a four-bedroom holiday home that puts a contemporary spin on the architectural vernacular of Puglia.
The all-white building was constructed from local materials using traditional techniques; a decision that was as much practical as it was aesthetic. Consequently, the space feels quintessentially Italian; its pared-back interior remaining light, airy and cool during the heat of summer. The holiday house exists in two parts; the main house and a small house modeled on the traditional stone buildings of Puglia known as Lamia. Between the two buildings is a large terrace area fit with a long table for alfresco dining and a lap pool.