In Ajaccio, on the Sanguinaires road, Amelia Tavella has completely reinvented a 1950s villa open to the Mediterranean Sea. At Casa Santa Teresa, the Corsican architect is inspired by the sweet summer evenings of his childhood to design a holiday home that is both serene and warm.
For an owner who particularly enjoys holidays with family or friends, the architect Amelia Tavella has breathed new life into a house built in the 1950s on rocky land by the sea. The idea of the renovation is simple: imagine a solar holiday home and enhance its exceptional location, while promoting the circulation of light.
Built overhanging the Big Blue, the house benefits from an idyllic setting, which the architect wanted to highlight. Amelia Tavella made the choice, on the one hand, to design a functional habitat and, on the other hand, to soften the border between interior and exterior to preserve the spirit of the old building and to design a contemporary habitat easy to live.
The spacious house covers 400 square meters spread over four levels. On the ground floor, the living room is punctuated by large pivoting glass doors, which open the villa to the outside, let in light and offer a breathtaking view over the bay of Ajaccio. This large, uncluttered and bright volume opens onto a charming terrace, completed by a summer kitchen, a swimming pool and private access to the beach. On the garden level and on the upper floors, the five bedrooms and bathrooms display an authentic style always warmed by a palette of warm colors. Inside and out, raw and natural materials - bricks, enameled terra cotta zelligues, wood, canework - intersect with pieces of furniture as sober as they are elegant.
Not far from the Sanguinaires archipelago, Casa Santa Teresa is a dream house, available for rent and accommodating up to twelve people. What if we put our suitcases in Corsica this summer?
To learn more, visit Instagram account of the Amelia Tavella Architects agency and Site et the Instagram account of Casa Santa Teresa.
Photographs: © Amelia Tavella Architects