Hidden among the rolling hills of Tuscany lies COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany — in easy driving distance of the Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena. At the heart of this historic 740-acre estate is a twelfth-century castle layered with Renaissance frescoes and contemporary design, with interiors by Paola Navone. The resort offers Michelin-starred dining experiences with estate-to-table Tuscan produce, as well as meaningful wellness therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat.
In May 2018, Santorini welcomed a new kind of luxury in form of Canaves Oia Epitome. Perched above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi, the property by K-Studio is inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, combining natural and earthy materials with modern design and style. It is the only property on the island that offers both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each of the 24 luxury villas.
The old Summer Residence, which is located in the traditional village of Imerovigli, on the island of Santorini, was redesigned by Kapsimalis Architects, while keeping unchanged its initial architecture.
Clients with an extensive art collection sought to convert a storefront from the early 1900’s into a dynamic live/work space. Creating the modern equivalent of the traditional courtyard house, the new design is centered on a large skylight over the living and dining rooms. Reminiscent of a shipping container, a wood-clad service core houses the kitchen and powder room. A flexible and multi-functional space is facilitated by large pocket doors, steel plate blinders that hide the kitchen and concealed equipment that pivots out for use.