Villa Smeralda bears the signature of a famous architect, Gianni Gamondi. With this project, Gamondi realizes the perfect union between nature and built: harmony between landscape and architecture, articulated in the choice of using local materials applying the lesson on organic architecture, learned from its American master, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Clean volumes are distributed according to the slope of the lot, translated between them, generating a system of paths and breaks that define the usability of the spaces.
The main point of the entire complex is the main villa together with the adjacent portico and the swimming pool.
Satellites, on the other hand, are the four small outbuildings distributed in approximately 5000 square meters of the surrounding park. Pines, myrtles, cypresses, hedges and vegetation make nature create
perfect frame to buildings.
Built in the early seventies, Villa Smeralda is characterized by simple volumes and the totality of the external walls covered in split stone. There are large wooden windows that allow a continuous view of the park and Porto Rotondo with the intention of creating a whole with the outdoor park, which naturally becomes the extension of the Villa. The covers are flat and allow the view towards the sea of the property.