Masseria Diso - Il Tabacchificio

The Tobacco Factory Diso / Italy / 2018

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It was a tobacco factory, built in the 1930s, when Lecce’s area produced a quarter of Italian tobacco, it was a metalworking workshop, and today it is a magnificent home in the charming countryside of Diso, in the heart of Salento, at a short distance from the sea. It is a simple and elegant building of a thousand square meters, with a rectangular floorplan and high vaulted ceilings. It combines the characteristics of a masseria and an industrial loft in a very unique way.


The façade faded by the sun and the wind, the timeless architecture, the imposing building inside a vast olive grove have been brought back to life with the utmost respect for the spirit of the place and a minimal alteration of the original spaces and layout.


The interiors present a skilful mix of local, ethnic, industrial, design, vintage and contemporary pieces, collected by the globetrotting owners all over the world. They look as if they were part of an installation, in the spirit of the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, which celebrates the interaction between beauty, simplicity and imperfection.


The entrance door lined up with the rear door opens up the space. The glass, iron and reclaimed wood accentuate the industrial and rationalist soul of the building. What used to be an intense workplace has now become a temple of absolute relaxation.


After a long day at the beach, the six elegant and minimalist suites offer an intimate and welcoming refuge. And when one wants to go out again, the huge living room, the reading corners, the spacious kitchen and the outdoor gazebos instantly bring back the atmosphere of an Italian piazza, ideal for being together, socializing and enjoying the beautiful things of life.

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    It was a tobacco factory, built in the 1930s, when Lecce’s area produced a quarter of Italian tobacco, it was a metalworking workshop, and today it is a magnificent home in the charming countryside of Diso, in the heart of Salento, at a short distance from the sea. It is a simple and elegant building of a thousand square meters, with a rectangular floorplan and high vaulted ceilings. It combines the characteristics of a masseria and an industrial loft in a very unique way. The...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Country houses/cottages / Hotel/Resorts / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design / Recovery of industrial buildings
    • Websitehttps://www.masseriadiso.it/
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