Inside: Casa Olivi by Markus Wespi & Jerome de Meuron

Inside: Casa Olivi by Markus Wespi & Jerome de Meuron

Inside: Casa Olivi by Markus Wespi & Jerome de Meuron

In a region that stretches for around 100 miles along the Adriatic coast, with spectacular views of folding hills of a rich farming terrain, sits a conserved farmhouse, Casa Olivi. A restored five-bedroom villa that sleeps 11 guests with an accompanying guest house and swimming pool accessible for locals and tourists from all over the world.

Converted and designed by Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron, Casa Olivi is at the top of our destination list for next year. We'll be sure to explore its articulate and purposeful design that highlights its traditional features weaved with modern and contemporary design.

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Back in 1995, a fire half destroyed the main building; therefore, the external envelope is now placed under protection by the local authority. Post adversity called for a much-needed recovery and restoration while the exterior remained true to its origins and the interior experimented with light and modern design. The integrity of the original farmhouse was essential in the design phase. The design brief involved the renovation of the rural property with a contemporary home that could double as a holiday home, amidst a connecting guest house and swimming pool. 

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

The architectural style showcases the connection between old and new; sometimes with contrast and other times by seamlessly merging them. For instance, the roof has been re-constructed with the traditional building method. At the same time, the new intermediate floors and new internal walls are white plastered—all in which reflect light, giving them an impression of modern charm. 

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

The motif has always been to fuse the best of Italy from 'tradition to modernity' in one unified, and enticing destination in this beautiful Marche region. Casa Olivi has everything you could foresee in such a luxurious villa, from tasteful furnishings from international designers to an ultra-modern kitchen and bedrooms that all have an en-suite and air conditioning. The surrounds offer an intriguing swimming pool, and so many communal areas perfect for entertaining and gathering with your loved ones.

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Fancy something that will get the tastebuds rolling? Why not experience the art of winemaking with a guided tasting of four of the region's top wines or perhaps mozzarella making demonstrations? If that's not your thing enjoy the authentic sites, sounds and smells of Le Marche Region with a magic night in at the Macerata Open Air Opera Festival. Casa Olivi has it all! 

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus

Photography by Nicolas Matheus