Villa Vanessa

8 persons | 4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms

Located in the typical little village of Viagrande on the slopes of Mount Etna, Villa Vanessa lies in an extensive garden of pines, palms, and conifers with a large pool. A lovely place to relax and forget the stresses of modern life, its position means that you could take a trip up Mount Etna, go down to the sea and spend an evening in lively Taormina – all in a single day.

LAYOUT

Intelligent restoration has created a chic contemporary house within an ancient, farmhouse, or Masseria. At first glance the villa still looks like a traditional Masseria, retaining stucco and lava-stone walls and a typical external lava-stone staircase that carries you up to the main living area.
Step inside, however, and you are in a minimalist Mediterranean living space, with large open spaces, carefully selected materials, and a deft and playful dash of isolated color.
The living room, with high vaulted and frescoed ceilings, is divided from the dining area by a fireplace so minimalistic as to be almost imperceptible. The designer kitchen (with a very cool cooking-island) lies between the dining area and a glass-walled terrace, making both inside and outside eating equally effortless. A guest bathroom completes the living zone.

A corridor leads to two bedrooms, one large and one small, each with ensuite bathroom. From an audaciously sculptural flight of steps, leads first to a designer bathroom, and then to a double bedroom, walled with glass (which can be covered by a heavy but luminous screen). Leave the screen open, and you can lie in bed and look straight across to the chic swimming pool. Le into the ceiling is a skylight for the moon- and star-gazing. The stairs continue up to a spacious attic bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Outside, a large area with lawn and conifers is crossed by a path of ancient lava-stone cobbles leading to a dazzling large pool flanked by a Modernistic glass-screened pavilion – designed as a reception area for parties, it also functions as an extremely chic ‘relax zone’ offering shelter from the sun, wind, and showers.

Layout

Upper level
Living and dining rooms with TV zone
4 double bedrooms
4 bathrooms
1 guest bathroom

Outdoor
Garden with extensive grounds
Large pool with pavilion
Outdoor bathroom


EQUIPMENT

A/C Barbecue Caretaker in-ground Coffee machine Dishwasher Fireplace Gym Heating iPod dock Microwave Oven Pool Private parking TV Sat Washing machine Wi-Fi