Masseria Pizzorusso

restauro masseria Pizzorusso, a Mesagne, Salento Mesagne / Italy / 2009

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Villa Pizzorusso had been abandoned for over 50 years, when its restoration began seven years ago by its current owners — a Puglia native and an American. Its historical integrity has been preserved and integrated with modern design elements and amenities. The result is a harmonious blend of elegance and history. The oldest sections of Pizzorusso date to the 1500s. The first known record of the property was in 1626 in the Mesagne town register. A villa patronale (owner’s wing), added in the early 1800s — with Moorish and neo-classic design elements including the five cupolas, floor tile work, frescoed ceilings, and grand arched entry and windows — gives Villa Pizzorusso its current character. Pizzorusso, meaning red goatee, was likely the name of the original owner.

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    Villa Pizzorusso had been abandoned for over 50 years, when its restoration began seven years ago by its current owners — a Puglia native and an American. Its historical integrity has been preserved and integrated with modern design elements and amenities. The result is a harmonious blend of elegance and history. The oldest sections of Pizzorusso date to the 1500s. The first known record of the property was in 1626 in the Mesagne town register. A villa patronale (owner’s wing),...

    Project details
    • Year 2009
    • Work started in 2007
    • Work finished in 2009
    • Main structure Masonry
    • Client Randall Kline, Teresa Pantaleo
    • Contractor Medardi Costruzioni
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Single-family residence / Hotel/Resorts / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Lighting Design / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings / Structural Consolidation / Building Recovery and Renewal
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