Garden on the rock



Giardino di una casa al mare

Location Sperlonga, Italy

Year 2016

Description In the ancient town of Sperlonga and with a splendid view of the sea, the inaccessible surroundings of an old house carved into the rock presented a challenge: to soften the different levels and establish a garden in it’s place. The concrete paving becomes a table, a bench, an informal seat and steps. A winding iron staircase climbs up to the house. Rocks and fixed furnishings merge into a single element: a welcoming rock. In choosing the planting scheme, inspiration was taken from the lush, pre-existing vegetation, proposing the addition of typical Mediterranean shrubs which bloom alternately creating splashes of colour. Fragrant roses of differing varieties climb an iron pergola giving shade.

Client  Private

Program Pavimentation, pergola, outdoor forniture, landscaping

Type Private commision

Assignment Preliminary design, detail design, build direction

Size 120 sqm

Designers Carlotta Montefoschi - Niccolò Cau

Status Completed