ARCHITECTOR: Andrew Trotter
PHOTOGRAPHS: Salva Lopez
Masseria Moroseta hotel: a white stone farmhouse is located in the heart of Puglia countryside with the sea view surrounded by the olive groves with trees up to 500 years old. As in a traditional farmhouse, everything is set around the central courtyard: the salon and veranda with their views to the sea, the staircase to the roof terrace, and the six rooms and suites on either side, half with private gardens, the other half with private terraces looking out across the fields.A central staircase leads to the roof terrace, where guests can admire the breathtaking sea views.
The materials used throughout are both traditional and local: sandstone tuff, stones recycled from the excavation stage and wooden furniture.The vaulted ceilings, stone floor and 80 cm thick walls keep the inside cool on even hottest days.
The hotel was designed by Andrew Trotter Studio after a three-year process of studying the local architecture and local materials, as the owner, Carlo Lanzini, wanted a contemporary space that would integrate into the landscape naturally.