Villa Castelluccio uses local materials, traditional building methods and details from the local architecture, resulting in a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular. A modern edge has been given to this 1920’s countryside villa, yet keeping a rustic feel, light an airy. Bespoke kitchen tops and bathroom sinks were made from concrete, and a fireplace was added to the back room. A new outdoor kitchen and seating areas were designed to take full advantage of the great weather and rural setting, with a long wall alongside the pool, to give the feeling of an outdoor room, and offer more seclusion to the swimmer.
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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.