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Alps Villa av Camillo Botticini Architect

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We are perhaps not the only ones dreaming about owning a house in Italy. Well this might not be the type of house that first comes to mind when you think about the boot shaped country but we sure wouldn't mind being the owners.

By Henrik Malmberg | Architecture | 2016-02-22

This incredible house, designed by Camillo Botticini Arhitect, stands on a clearing in the trees, 700 meters above sea level, close to the "Passo del Cavallo". The landscape is characterized by an open valley to the south and a frame of green mountains with peaks of dolomite rock to the north. The broad window faces out onto the valley, while a courtyard sunken into the slope to the rear of the house gives views of the mountains that rise 1,200 metres above sea level. Close enough to get the urban vibe but at the same time far away to get the calmness and peacefulness from the nature and its mountains.

The house has an irregular plan shaped like a "C" creating three bodies with variable height increasing from north-west, where the volume disappears by integrating into the ground. The first body has three bedrooms, two of them with windows facing the patio, through the bathroom; while the third bedroom has a subtracting that opens the master bedroom and its bathroom to the west into the clearing. To the south of the second body introduces the living room, and open space suspended between the patio and landscape. Its side closed is characterized by the presence of a fireplace that ends with the same size of the south window. The living room continues with the dining area, to the east with the double height body: a continuous space, characterized by a structured cover consists by triangular planes.

This house truly makes us want to move to Italy, enjoy that fine wine and dine the finest al dente pasta.

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Alps villa by Camillo Botticini Architect

Photos: Nicolo’ Galeazzi