Castello Private Retreat

Perugia, Italy
2011-2012
5 hectares

Dating from the XII century and situated in a commanding position overlooking the Valle del Tevere in Umbria, Italy, the core structure was originally used as a monastery and has undergone many changes as each new generation adapted the structure to meet their needs.  Working together with Marco Battaggia, we organized the design based on a series of strong visual axis to reinforce a sense of the property’s expansiveness and the grandeur of the surrounding countryside.  Large masses of mediterranean and drought-tolerant plant species were utilized to reinforce the connection with the surrounding landscape –essentially blurring the lines between garden and the spectacular wilderness that surrounds the estate.

Castello Private Retreat

Perugia, Italy
2011-2012
5 hectares

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