'Beauty is in the honesty of materials, in the simplicity of forms,
in the stories of those who lived them.
To find it, you just have to get close and listen.'
- Claudio Monnini
Your dream home is waiting for you, in an cozy stone village in southern Italy, or in the Apulian countryside surrounded by the magical architecture of old trulli and thousand year old olive trees.
A unique sun kissed nest for you and your loved ones, with a scent of the Mediterranean sea, ripe peaches and fresh herbs. Be it a holiday home, a private retreat or the beginning of a new, slower, more authentic life: your dream home is here, covered with the dust of history, or completely renovated, just waiting to be discovered. Exclusive, yet possible.
Contact us, and we’ll make your dream come true.
ITRIA VALLEY: LAND OF BEAUTY
Val d'Itria is a portion of Apulia - Puglia in Italian - , which between 2019 and 2020 The New York Times named it the most beautiful region in the world.
A countryside scattered with the iconic cones of Trulli, old olive trees (the patriarchs), miles of stone drywalls surround small and delightful old whitewashed villages, beautiful and wild beaches, each with its own special character, places where you can go to every day to sunbathe, follow musical events or even taste the local cuisine.
Val d’Itria is easily reached by plane, car or train (minutes away from Bari or Brindisi Airports or train stations) making it the perfect holiday location for Northern Italians or Europeans looking for a beautiful stay.
COZY ARCHITECT RETREAT IN CEGLIE MESSAPICA
A small stone house in the old town center, perfect nest for beauty and design lovers.
The local light stone, the majestic vault, the delicate colors together with the large stone ashlars make this small home a perfect hideaway for summer holidays in Puglia.
A conservative restoration, respecting the original materials, and a contemporary use of LED lighting, to emphasize the stone textures, create the Apulian contemporary look, sought after by connoisseurs all over the world.
Tailor made furniture and 'cocciopesto' plaster in the kitchen and in the bathroom add chic details to the space.
All projects begin with a dream, that of a woman, or a man, or a family that falls in love with these places and their architecture. Some choose them for a period of their lives, some make them their home, and some make them their work.
Anna Tanzarella is a designer, she makes wonderful objects for the home with her fabrics, condensations of beauty and history that make every room unique. Her new shop Punto Antico in the medieval town centre of Ceglie Messapica was the right setting for her textile works of art. From an old barbershop, closed for years, to a white casket, elegant, essential, alive as the stone of this town.
Also the brand image and the graphic design were created by the architect.
Project and work direction: Claudio Monnini Apulia Architecture & Design.
Works: Edilizia Messapica.
HOW WE WORK
We have an office in Milan and one in Val d’Itria, in Ceglie Messapica, and a network of trusted real estate professionals who scout exclusively for us the best properties on the territory. Properties which are not on the market, often forgotten by a long list of heirs, or abandoned by owners who have moved away.
These beautiful yet neglected properties can be bought for a very reasonable price, and your remaining budget can be used for lush and exclusive renovations.
The result is a one of a kind designer home, trullo or villa in the countryside at the price of a small flat in Milan or a studio in London. Contact us, tell us your budget, your needs, your dream: we will find properties with a strong personality, choose together the one that suits you, design the perfect home for you and your family, and deal with bureaucracy and permits. We will follow the works with the best crafters, suppliers and artisans and deliver you dream home ready for summer!
1. IMAGINE YOUR DREAM HOUSE
3. WE FIND YOU THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES ACCORDING TO YOUR BUDGET
5. WE MANAGE THE PERMITS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS
2. TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
4. WE DESIGN THE PERFECT HOUSE FOR YOU
6. WE DELIVER YOUR DREAM HOUSE
CLAUDIO MONNINI THE ARCHITECT
Architect since 2000, graduated in Politecnico di Milano where Italian archistars come from, Claudio is specialized in interior design and restoration of historical estates, large set and pavilion design. His works are in Italy, France, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Monaco, Egypt, Dubai, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan.
Since 2016 he has specialized in the restoration of Apulian traditional architecture, mixing a philological approach with contemporary aesthetics, which creates his signature style of nude stone, LED lightning, whitewashed wood and rough iron.
He also has a career as a furniture designer and artist. His paintings are in museums and private collections all over the world.
SILVIA PETTINICCHIO THE MARKETER
Graduated magna cum laude in International Management in the USA and worked as a marketer for global companies for over 15 years.
Working as a gallerist, Silvia developed a multicultural and an open state of mind, which help providing a good service firm to international clients.
She also has a career as an author and sustainability expert.