Originally built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the fabulously elegant Castello di Semivicoli in Casacanditella, Italy, is an inspiring travel destination for people worldwide. During 2005 and 2010, the hilltop castle went through an extensive renovation led by Oriano Associati Architetti. They transformed the charming palace from seriously degraded into an inviting luxury travel destination. Spreading over 2,500 square meters (26,900 square feet), the fantastic property showcases additional 20,000 square meters of parks and gardens overlooking the picturesque surroundings.
An elongated rectangular ground floor houses spaces once used as a mill, a winery and a warehouse, while the main floor shelters a collection of private spaces occupied by the owners, the Masciarelli family and their guests. The rest of the property is divided between fascinatingly remodeled spaces:
“The mezzanine floor and the attic, for a time for the servants and then inaccessible and unused, welcomes now the rooms and ancillary spaces of the accommodation. The last level, soaring above the attic, was originally intended as a barn is now home to the most prestigious accommodation units with a 360 degree view of the Maiella and Gran Sasso, the Adriatic, and the cultivated valleys.”
A minimalist elegance is seen throughout, alongside strictly maintained architectural details. Resulting in an awe-inspiring architectural composition, Castello di Semivicoli is an excellent example of a successful modern upgrade.