villa rifugio

The Property

Personal charm allied to all modern conveniences in a delightful setting. 

Property Details:
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Building Size m2: 118 | Plot Size In m2: 12.000 |Landsize 16.000 sqm | housesize 118 sqm | Llarge open plan kitchen and living room with fire place, laundry and storage room 2 outside pergola on 2 different levels


Private swimming pool, outside kitchen and outside living on two different levels, solarium around the pool, barbeque, very huge garden, private parking

The Build

‘Bettina instinctively understood that we were seeking. Her love of the area and pride in the properties she had already rebuilt/modernized were impressive and showed us her design capabilities’

Villa rifugio was built as a private holiday home for the family.

Paul and Jackie wanted a family home suitable for summer visits by their children during the summer months.  They spend 4/5 months a year here in Puglia. 

Coming from another agency in Ostuni, Paul felt in love with a plot of land comprising of a hill of stones and wanted to have his family home there. These hill of stones were in the form of a completely ruined large trullo and it was here that the magic began.

After the formalities of the usual legal requirements, obtaining a codice fiscale (tax code), the signing of the compromesso (contract) and full legal title being passed over, along with the opening an Italian bank account, we produced plans, discussed our design ideas, dealt with the various planning and building controls we were to expect during the build of the property and ensured regular contact with Paul and Jackie at all stages of the project.

The result, a beautiful newly built villa with 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathroom, open plan kitchen and living room with a fireplace, laundry and 2 outside areas on two different levels with the pool another step lower.

The 10m x 5m pool is gated for the children. The furniture was bought by the Paul, himself.