After an ambitious 4-year restoration project, Castle Elvira estate in Puglia, Italy has been transformed into one of the best luxury design hotels in Puglia. The fairytale turrets, symmetrical columns and pale pink stonework that characterise the exterior of the castle are the preludes to the interior, which is show-stoppingly spectacular.
With design and art at the heart of this unique hotel, the owners worked closely with architects Filotico & Partner and employed master artisans to assist in the respectful restoration of the historic structures and surrounding gardens. Breathtaking, absolutely remarkable and wonderfully exquisite, Castle Elvira displays a masterful marriage of its historical past’s aesthetic beauty and glorious luxury with a contemporary feel of elegance and artistic perfection.
The design hotel in Puglia, Italy, wows with beautifully restored ceramic tiled flooring, retouched walls, replaced mouldings and restored ceiling frescoes, all while being perfectly balanced through the use of a hand-picked mix of antique and more modern art, designer furnishings and custom-made lighting. Contributing to an undeniable air of quiet refinement and authentic richness, the Castle Elvira is graced with decorative elements such as vaulted ceilings and an imposing marble staircase.
Designer furniture — from Arketipo sofas and Cattelan Italia chandeliers to Timothy Oulton beds and IB Rubinetti brass tapware — contemporary art and technology have brought the historic building of the design hotel up-to-date. Modern, state-of-the-art technology has been carefully hidden behind amongst the mix of chic furnishings, design elements and original features.
Inspired by the hotel’s design, the art collection — eclectic, dazzling, inspiring and brimming with sophistication — is a very fitting and elegant backdrop that enhances the generous sense of style. Throughout the grounds, you will find stunning and unique pieces, antiques collected over time and bespoke pieces created just for the hotel. The fabulously curated collection includes a selection of pieces by Harvey B-Brown’s Adored & Adorned collection. The on-site atelier is home to artist Harvey-B-Brown, where guests can enjoy an array of art classes and workshops or even take advantage of the amazing Portrait experience. All the art is for sale, including Harvey’s work, so walls often evolve as works are replaced.