Villa Cardo by Andrew Trotter


Andrew Trotter

Salva Lopez




Carovigno, Puglia, Italy

Villa Cardo is a 3 bedroom house designed by Studio Andrew Trotter, who designed Masseria Moroseta. Like the Masseria, Villa Cardo has been built with local materials and using traditional building methods to ensure that the Pugliese vernacular style shines through, keeping the building light, airy and cool in the summer.
The house is within one hectare of land, filled with olive and almond trees, and with views to the sea from the roof terrace.
The sea is 7km away, with the amazing Torre Guaceto Natural Reserve being the closest beach.
Carovigno is the closest town, and Ostuni is only 15 minutes drive.
The house is 15 minutes from Brindisi airport and 1 hour from Bari Airport.
The house comprises a large living room and dining room, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with a bath and double shower.
The main bedroom has it’s own veranda, with outdoor bath, and private garden with outdoor shower.
There are a further two bedrooms one with a double bed and one with two single beds, that can also be used as a small living area.
These bedrooms have a shared bathroom.
Downstairs is a TV room, that can also sleep two people, bathroom, and turkish bath with outdoor shower.
In addition to the main house there is an old “lamia” country house, that can sleep 2 people with a large bathroom, that can also be used as a further living space.
Surrounding the pool, there is an outdoor kitchen with BBQ and wood-fired oven, dining terrace, outdoor sofa, and sun beds.
On the roof there is a large terrace with great views to the sea.

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Villa Cardo by Andrew Trotter ph: Salva Lopez

Andrew Trotter studied interior design in Australia between 1990–94 before returning to the UK. After a short period working for Alessi and London Lighting, he joined Anouska Hemple Designs, working under Russell Jones. In fashion he has worked with Yohji Yamamoto, the Michiko Koshino, and Bless.

Andrew started the Openhouse concept first as a design store in Barcelona in 2010 and then, together with Mari Luz Vidal, by opening their house as a gallery of contemporary photography. Openhouse Magazine began in 2014 to explore creative people around the world who open their homes and private places to the public. The magazine is published twice a year and sold in over 600 stores worldwide. Andrew is also the creative director of skincare brand Alex Carro, and leads the creative direction for many other brand shootings.

Masseria Moroseta is Andrew’s first piece of architecture and, since its opening, he has begun more architectural projects, along with designs for lighting and furniture.

Andrew Trotter lives and works between Spain and Italy.

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