The smaller bedroom opens out onto the garden and has
a dramatic valuted roof; it features a bold bedspread by
Livio de Simone, the famed fashion designer and charming
playboy of Capri’s 1960s dolce vita. De Simone's colored
fabrics also decorate an entire wall in the bathroom annex.
Taking advantage of the thickness of the ancient walls,
Dell’Uva created a tub made out of concrete-perfect in
the summer for cooling off after a long day on the beach.
In winter, the iron-forged fireplace offers a warm retreat.
The large guest bath was created from the ancient open
gallery of the church. Pompeian frescos emerged during the
restoration of the space, and these beautiful relics highlight
the walls of the large shower.
The tall library room encapsulates Dell’Uva’s eclectic
approach to this Capri idyll. Large vases filled with agave
and fichi d’india, the indigenous plant that is ubiquitous on
the island, decorate the space, where one may relax and
meditate on an old Neapolitan bed or a Charles Eames
chaise lounge. n Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva Zeta Studio
+ 39 8 1038 2168 zstudioarchitetti.it
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