Essence of summer – Corsica

Located right by the sea, on Route des Sanguinaires, Corsica, France along a scenic coastline route peppered with villas and luxury hotels near the Corsican capital. “Casa Santa Teresa” is blessed with beautiful views of the gulf of Ajaccio which architect Amelia Tavella has elegantly framed throughout the house. The once rundown 1950’s house still exemplifies a modernist purity that reflects the original building’s spirit, and swathed in well-crafted natural materials, the property is imbued with a timeless sensibility that embodies the essence of summer living.
Comprising four floors, with the lower two housing the living areas and the upper two the private quarters, the whitewashed building is orientated towards the sea, with the interiors spilling out on to the exterior through a series of terraces and balconies. Due to its ruinous state, the house had to be extensively rebuilt, with numerous internal walls demolished to create more spacious and fluid interiors.
The muted, all-white interiors are complemented by a sparse selection of furniture in natural materials such as wooden tables, cane chairs and wicker light fittings, while striped orange and blue pillows add splashes of colour.

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