16 June 2012

capri casa

Flipping through the latest edition of interiors magazine, I came across this amazing home in Capri that overlooks the Gulf of Naples. It was built over the remains of an ancient structure adjacent to San Michele's church. In fact, the current home was once part of the convent annex of San Michele's and maintains much of its architectural history.

I love how the architect kept the original blues and greens on the walls after he found the colors buried under layers of paint. I'm also amazed by the large bathroom; it was created from the ancient open gallery of the church. Pompeian frescoes emerged during the restoration and they now highlight the walls of the large shower. This place is awesome...a perfect balance of old and new.

It's an incredible home, but I could easily live here for the view alone....

All images via interiors magazine.

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