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and unparalleled finishes are all hallmarks of these luxe residences. The gorgeous, hand-crafted stone houses are being built to exacting standards by artisans using traditional techniques. The skillful stonemasons will carve vaulted ceilings, large fireplaces and arched cloisters to provide shade from the summer sun. The quality and craftsmanship are second to none. Each elegant masseria (traditional one-storey farmhouses built around a courtyard with cloister) offers old-world European charm with all the comforts and sophistication of a modern luxury villa. Beautifully crafted from local stone, called pietra leccese, the contrast of the crystal blue sky with the white stone of the exterior is truly striking. The masserie feature 175-400m² of living space, which can be divided up to your preference. In addition, each property has a private courtyard that ranges in size from 255m² to 821m² as well as a private swimming pool. The luxurious villas are set in their own plots of at least 1.5 hectares, offering the ultimate in

privacy, together with panoramic views over the countryside. Buyers of the exclusive custom-designed masserie will also receive free regular supplies of the best organic produce the region has to offer. What could be healthier than the sunripened crops grown in a region famous for supplying produce to Italy and the world? The plots are located just 12 kilometres from the Puglia border and 45 minutes from Bari International Airport. Brindisi International Airport is an 80-minute drive. The town of Matera is less than a 10-minute drive and the dazzling beaches of the Ionian Coast are 25 minutes away. Experience an idyllic world of timeless beauty, sophisticated charm and the splendour of graceful living in one of Italy’s last hideaways. Prices: From €750,000. CONTACT

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THE ADDRESS Magazine No. 10  

THE ADDRESS Magazine celebrating luxury real estate, food and travel