It was a world-renown interior designer and A-list fav Axel Vervoordt who said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” A magnificent villa in the heart of Porto Cervo exemplifies the subtle brilliance of the less-is-more modern style of interior architecture and design. Sardinia has long been adored by the superyacht set for its mesmerizing natural beauty and selection of high-end restaurants, exclusive boutiques, trendy bars and regular sailing regattas departing from the popular Yacht Club. It’s hard to believe the billionaire playground of today’s Porto Cervo was once a humble fishing village. This spectacular villa, situated on a commanding elevation that enjoys sweeping views of the glamorous port, rolling green hills and the dazzling Mediterranean, offers a high level of privacy and a distinctive luxury experience sure to thrill enthusiasts of forward-thinking design.
Right away the unique design aesthetic is established with the creative and playful landscape architecture. Eschewing standard geometric shapes, the multilevel free form swimming pools are fashioned to integrate into the surrounding spectacular nature almost as though they had always been there. Seemingly carved from natural rock formations with flowing lines, smooth curves and a lively waterfall, the pool and Jacuzzi add beauty and whimsy.
Inside the home is tastefully appointed with a rich organic design that effortlessly integrates an earthy yet contemporary luxury into its sensational surroundings. Hard edges and sharp corners are rare as architectural lines throughout the home are soft and often irregular though always in a thoroughly considered manner. Incorporating natural elements into the design serves function as well as form. At the center of the primary living space is a designer dining table and above it, an enormous skylight is carved into the gently domed ceiling, ushering in a powerful burst of natural lighting. The sunken living room features ample plush seating arranged to enjoy the picturesque vistas.
In the sophisticated show kitchen, a totally clean look is achieved with sleek modern cabinetry, symmetry and integrated appliances. Wide windows along the back wall look out over lush greenery and maintain the connection to nature through the house. On the lower level, the chef’s kitchen is fully-equipped and ready for heavy lifting. The additional kitchen lends independence to the lower level and is brilliant for hosting larger gatherings like regatta after parties.
Clad in luminous soft white plaster and accented with raw wood finishes and plush natural textiles, the bedroom-suites create an ethereal oasis for total relaxation. Neutral monochromatic color schemes and touches of coastal elements make each room inviting, warm and effortlessly sophisticated. Achieving a state of zen might take time and practice, but a shortcut might be found with a long soothing soak in the sublime spa-like tub positioned to enjoy the enthralling view.
Such an astonishingly beautiful panoramic view demands ample opportunity to take it in. The property is design with generous gathering spots from which to luxuriate in the scenery and warmth of the Mediterranean. An outdoor dining area for al fresco dining, multiple lounges with sophisticated Scandinavian inspired outdoor furnishings and of course poolside chaise lounges for lazy afternoons.
In addition to 9 bedrooms and 11 full bathrooms, the 9,795 sqft of living space include enjoyable amenities like a dedicated massage studio, an expansive bonus room with a wet bar and a retractable projector, and spacious home gym with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with inspiring and energizing sunlight. The home exudes a seductively natural vibe and yet seamlessly integrated into the sublimely organic aesthetic is a fully automated smart home offering the latest in high-level technology.
The charming and cosmopolitan seaside resort town of Porto Cervo in the Northeast of Sardinia is the pinnacle luxury holiday experience and this standout luxury property is a true architectural gem offering the highest level of comfort, privacy and luxury for yachters in the market for some land.
Currently offered at $18,530,630, contact Italy Sothebys International Realty for more information.