Staying in nature

As a result of a conservative recovery project, Masseria AuraTerrae fully integrates with the bucolic landscape in which it's imbued, from architecture to furnishings, all signed by Talenti

Masseria Auraterrae by Talenti

Talenti captivates with its “en plein air” fascination, the outdoor spaces of Masseria AuraTerrae, a conservative recovery project that morphed an ancient farmhouse into a sustainable oasis of well-being. The work was carried out by Interior Designer and Landscape Bepi Povia, together with architects Giuseppe Domenico Sabatelli and Lucia Intini, in collaboration with the owners, the Valentini family, aimed to exalt the original architecture and at the same time the natural territory in which it is immersed. 

Dating back to 1600 and expanded two centuries later to become a farmstead, the masseria lies northwest of the municipality of Polignano a Mare, on the border with the territory of Conversano; today it dominates from the top of a hill the coast, stretching from Mola di Bari to Monopoli in the form of a widespread hotel with a panoramic view of the sea. The recovery work was, therefore, aimed at merging the pre-existing with modern comforts whilst maintaining a close continuity with such a bucolic landscape: the numerous innovative technologies adopted, therefore, have been carefully concealed, and the use of eco-friendly installations (photovoltaic system, solar panels, heat pumps, induction kitchens and the almost total recovery of water) have allowed for the reduction of environmental impact and waste of resources. 

Materials and colors weave a red thread between the work of man and that of nature – starting from the local limestone that gives shape to the structure – with a continuity that also reflects in the furniture choices. This is also observed in the Talenti collections. The sun loungers from the Slam collection signed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba blend with the naturalistic scenery from the poolside; while the Panama collection (also by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba) plays with the light and the wind that runs through its interweaves from the large terrace. Furthermore, the Cruise Teak seats in nautical rope in the dining room, the Moon Alu line by Christian Visentin along with the Leaf coffee tables by Marco Acerbis in the private terraces.