Detailed villa description
Inside: the main entrance of Casa dei Gabbiani, accessed via the shady sea-view terrace at the front of the house, takes one into the living room. Here, high wood-beamed ceilings, a large skylight, a feature fireplace, sink-in sofas and polished concrete floors create an atmosphere that is at once light and airy and cosily comfortable. Moving straight on, a wide opening leads to the impressive kitchen-diner, whose glass roof, banks of windows and glass doors accessing the rear gardens make this an exceedingly luminous spot in which to prepare meals and dine. Extremely spacious and well-equipped, the kitchen also features a wood-fired grill. Back in the living room, a large sliding door accesses a double-twin bedroom, which offers views out across the front gardens to the sea. To the side of this bedroom, a corridor leads from the living room past a shower room to double bedroom with en-suite shower room and sea views. Back in the kitchen, a flight of stairs takes one down to the lower floor and to a TV and media room, furnished with a comfy sofa and an armchair. Also on the lower floor is the luxury pièce de résistance: a heated plunge pool with hydromassage corner. Please note that these rooms are in the basement and do not have any external windows. A fully integrated sound system runs throughout the house and the outdoor areas.
Outside: Casa dei Gabbiani works perfectly both in summer and winter and during the former you will probably spend most of your time outside. There are two main areas, both of which feature large expanses of manicured lawned gardens, palm trees and a variety of Mediterranean shrubs and trees. To the front, sea-facing side of the house, the generously green grass runs past a panoramic aperitif area and eventually gives way to a shady sea-view terrace, which is fully furnished for lounging and dining in comfort. On the other side of the house, accessed from the kitchen or via the gardens, is a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, complete with large wood-fired barbecue, and a covered dining area overlooking the spacious decked pool area.. From here the lawned gardens continue alongside the palm-tree-lined driveway for around 50 metres, offering plenty of space for fun and games, not least thanks to the presence of a children's sand pit. The dreamy outside living experience arguably gets even better as the sun begins to set, thanks to the elaborate outdoor illumination and integrated sound systems that creates a magical, romantic atmosphere… the perfect ambience in which to share convivial dinners long into the night.