Extraordinary contemporary architect-designed
house with stunning sea-views and panoramic pool
” We should attempt to bring nature, houses and the human being to a higher unity” ( ludwig Mies van der Rohe)
Inspired by the infinite views of the horizon across the Vendicari nature reserve and the sea,
Glasshouse is suffused with the light, the aromas and the silence of the Sicilian landscape.
Built in 2015, furnishings throughout are contemporary, enhancing an architectural design conceived as a dialogue between nature and architecture – for example in its use of both the sedimentary limestone of nearby Noto and the volcanic lavastone of Mount Etna.
|3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps|
|6 January - 31 December||
Refundable at the departure less any damages € 2000
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There is a large living area with expansive sliding glass doors looking over the Nature Reserve and opening out onto a very distinctive pool area. The pool, lined with lava stone, was inspired by an Arab bath, with spots to laze in the water while chatting with friends who are lying on the
poolside terraces. Close to the pool, surrounded by very ancient prickly pears and olives trees, there is a covered panoramic terrace with a lava stone dining table and a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and barbecue.
The decking continues with a large motorized sun-blind for shade during the day. At night, this area is a magical spot for long ‘aperitivo’ under the moon and stars.
Inside, the panoramic living area is equipped with large sofas and a central lava stone fireplace.
A beautiful made-to-measure island kitchen dominates the space while large custom-made doors hide the appliances, the pantry and the sink.
The bedroom area of the house is designed to offer privacy as well as views, with oblong-glassed doors framing the sea. Each of the windows offers direct access to the garden with stunning views over the surrounding almond groves, salt lagoons and out to sea. Two of the bedrooms are double while the third is a flexible double/twin room, and all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom with shower. Big sheet-metal sunscreens run along the façade, shaping and fragmenting the light in the warmest hours, as they allow the air to circulate, creating origami-like designs on the floor, like the texture of Arabian architecture.
Photo-credits: Alberto Ferrero
• 3 Bedroom: 2 Doubles and 1 flexible double/twin
• 4 Bathrooms, of which 3 are en-suite
• Outdoor pool 4 m.x 4.6 m. Depth 1.5 m throughout.
• Large outdoor terraces with sea views
• Outdoor Barbecue and kitchen
• Outdoor private parking (not covered)
• Outdoor shower
The absolute privacy.
The design conceived as a dialogue between nature and architecture.
The outdor Kitchen nad BBQ area.
Experiencing this outstandingly beautiful landscape at first hand.
Walking, swimming and flamingo-watching in the Vendicari nature reserve.
Visiting the UNESCO listed towns of the ‘Baroque Valley’ — such as Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli.
Heading up to Noto for an elegant evening stroll and aperitivo.
Seeing the wonderful mosaics in the Roman Villa at Tellaro.
Visiting the ruins of ancient Noto Antica.
Groups of friends or families wanting a holiday where culture, nature, sea and total relaxation can all be effortlessly combined.
Anyone who wants to experience how intelligent architecture can fuse gracious lifestyle with a sensitive appreciation of nature.
Anyone who loves hiking — as well as Vendicari, there is wonderful walking in the gorge of Cava Grande, and along the river of Cava Carosello below Noto Antica.
Anyone who loves wild swimming — not just in the sea, from the famous duny beaches of Vendicari, but in the crystal clear waters of the lakes of Cava Grande and the magical pools of Cava Carosello
Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Glass house: