— How would you describe Masseria Petrarolo?
We restored the house to a very contemporary standard to make it feel more luxurious which only adds to the grand feeling of the individual spaces in the villa.”
— Masseria Petrarolo rooftop pool
— What was your inspiration to buy a villa in Puglia and rent it out as a vacation home?
The inspiration for buying a house came when I was traveling through the Mediterranean on business and had the opportunity to become familiar with the area. As I sampled the food, the cooking, and the wine, it all just really clicked for me. I came back six months later, started to search for a house and found this one.
The previous owners hadn’t messed around with the fabric of the building, which was a real blessing because we were pretty much left with its original state. All of the ground floor space was originally built for animals and storage. We were able to utilize all of those rooms and turn them into residential living spaces.”
— Masseria Petraolo terrace
— Please tell us about the interior design of the villa.
— Please tell us about the rooms and facilities at Masseria Petrarolo.
There’s a large living room with a fireplace at the villa, which is a very lovely place to hang out. The large dining room seats 20 comfortably in a very big oak-floored room with a large fireplace. A housekeeper’s apartment is connected to the vacation rental, but is separate.
We have two pools, one large one in the garden next to the pool house, and a rooftop pool, which is the perfect space for grown-ups to hang out in a more lounge-style setting. There are all these different areas where to spend time and relax, but it still all functions as a single residence.”
— Masseria Petrarolo roof terrace
— How would you describe the atmosphere at Masseria Petrarolo?
— Main pool area
— To you personally, what is so special about staying at this particular vacation home?