WE FIRST FEATUREDthe stunning home of Ludovica and Roberto Palomba at The Belgrave Journal in October 2016. Located between the coasts of Ionian and Adriatic Seas, the grand 400 m² space was once an oil mill in Publia that was abandoned for thirty years. The husband and wife team, who run the architectural firm Palomba Serafini, knew it would be perfect as their Italian country house. Keeping the space as authentic as possible, the architects brightened the dark space with fresh white-washed walls, skylights in the soaring 6-metre high ceilings and digging out windows in the back of the building. “We didn’t add any new walls so as to not break up the existing spaces; we used local stones for the floors and whitewash for the walls.” Most of the neutral furniture in the space is from the Palomba’s many collaborations with Italian and international brands. “We used the natural materials, the white lime and the local stone textures as the only decorations, all of which express our idea of conceptual simplicity and honesty,” Roberto says. The result is nothing short of breathtaking.
Design by Palomba Serafini / Photography by Francesco Bolis / Images via est, yatzer & Dolce Vita