An Eco-Friendly Farmhouse on the Mediterranean Coast

Have you ever been to the quiet region of Puglia?

Located in the south of Italy, Puglia is famous for its beautiful hilltop villages, traditional trattorias and rich cultural heritage. The antithesis to the busy capital city of Rome, Puglia boasts laidback labyrinths of whitewashed buildings and relaxing resorts just by the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It’s no surprise then that Carlo Lanzini decided to the move all the way from northern Italy and set up a brand new life near the sea.

Having fallen in love with the idea of making olive oil, Carlo set out to build on land surrounded by hectares of olive groves. He wanted a home that fit alongside the traditional farmhouses in the region, and sought the help of designer Andrew Trotter. After three years of studying the traditional Pugliese construction methods and masserie farmhouses, Andrew was able to create a gorgeous white stone eco-friendly farmhouse that looks out to expansive views of the sea.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

On the outside, Masseria Moroseta is built with the structure of traditional farmhouses. But the entire building is cleverly designed with sustainable materials and powered by solar panels that generate enough energy for both heat and electricity. With the farmhouse’s open structure, the rooms stay cool even during the summer with little need for air conditioning.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The sandstone steps lead into the entrance of the building, complete with succulents and vibrant pots of flowers that stand out nicely among the white stone building.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The room features a simple work station, made with natural wooden shelving installed on a recessed portion of the wall. Small, compact fireplaces can also be found in different rooms, ready for the cooler seasons.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The space reminds us of that laid back Mediterranean architecture, with high-vaulted ceilings and plenty of light. The walls are made with locally found traditional sandstone tufo and eco-friendly recycled insulation, which makes sure the interior remains cool despite the warm weather.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Here, the white sofa faces a spectacular view of the garden, offset with a vibrant patterned rug. We love the use of steel framed windows that add a modern touch to the rustic farmhouse.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The open plan layout combines the living room and the dining room seamlessly. The dining area even has a playful mix of materials and textures, with its wooden table and black chairs.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Like a traditional farmhouse, the masseria is built around an open courtyard that gives you access to different rooms. It offers a nice place for family barbecues, with plenty of space to gather around in.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

In the bedroom, the geometric custom headboard offers a striking contrast to the plain white walls. It goes well with the minimal bedside table convenient for nighttime reading.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The stone sink is a charming touch and emphasizes the natural look of the farmhouse.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Unusual bathroom design for this Italian farmhouse Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

The faded finish of the wooden doors echoes the rhythm of life in the country side. With the steady pace and fresh greenery, Masseria Moroseta is the perfect refuge for tranquility.

Fantastic door details in Italian Farmhouse home tour

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Despite being designer Andrew Trotter’s first architectural project, he quickly understood the way traditional masserie farmhouses use the same minimalist design principles. After overcoming several challenges in construction like working with the local authorities, he was able to design a building that truly represents the unique beauty of the Pugliese region.

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Eco friendly farmhouse in Puglia, Italy - great home design on NONAGON.style

Would you want to live on the coast of the Adriatic Sea? Tell us what you think of this farmhouse in the comments below.

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Project: Masseria Moroseta

Design: Andrew Trotter

Photos: Salva Lopez