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Rocca delle Tre Contrade

Tre Kontrade

“Tre Contrade” is a former wine farm and summer residence near Catania in Sicily, originally built around 1850 and subsequently abandoned in the 1960s. After a long and meticulous restoration by the current owners, the villa has returned to its former glory, with uninterrupted views of the sea, Etna and the lush evergreen countryside. The house is filled with Sicilian contemporary art, European furniture, a mix of antiques, modern and reclaimed objects collected by the owners through the years.

The property with its terraced grounds, today planted with lemon trees, is situated in the municipality of “Santa Venerina”, within the confines of the protected national park of Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano and a recent addition to Unesco’s world heritage sites (in 2013). Within a short drive you will find Unesco protected towns, world class wineries, untouched villages and long stretches of beach.

The structure of the building itself is ancient and solid, and reclaimed materials such as lavastone and terracotta have been layered with white-washed walls and ceilings, concrete and marble floors, oversized furniture and original modern artwork, to create light and airy spaces within the 3 foot thick walls. Outdoor-furniture; Flamant and locally made terracotta vases.
left The structure of the building itself is ancient and solid, and reclaimed materials such as lavastone and terracotta have been layered with white-washed walls and ceilings, concrete and marble floors, oversized furniture and original modern artwork, to create light and airy spaces within the 3 foot thick walls.
right Outdoor-furniture; Flamant and locally made terracotta vases.
Dining room; whitewashed wooden ceiling and concrete walls. Custom made glass cupboards.
left Dining room; whitewashed wooden ceiling and concrete walls.
right Custom made glass cupboards.
The beautiful house is located on a hill with an amazing view.
The beautiful house is located on a hill with an amazing view.

Images: Oivind Haug via Taverne Agency. Rocca delle tre contrade

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