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Butterfly House

Overview

This extraordinary property has won many awards and is considered one of the best works of architecture in the world.

This dream place is located in the first hills around Lucca, a laboratory, a place of meditation for the owners, both architects, artist and designer for the most famous Italian companies. The panoramic view from the villa is extraordinary. You can perceive the entire city of Lucca and its walls. The property consists of ten hectares of olive groves and woods located on the nearest Lucca hills, 200 meters above the city, yet only 10 minutes away by car.

The villa, the guest house and the pool are real jewels of contemporary architecture and technology immersed in the Tuscan nature. Both buildings are clinging on a hill of white marble like the one of Carrara located nearby.

This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. The two wings of the roof open at 30 degree angle like the wings of a butterfly. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and brings to the villa a very unique and magic-like sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.

The interior is organized around a spectacular staircase represented as a red dazzling evening dress. Rock of white marble is present in the house and appears on three floors. Architecture, furniture, lamps, sculptures, almost everything has been conceived, designed and custom made for the villa by the owners. The furniture found inside the house on the main floor, such as the sofas, the central table and the marble seats on the terrace, are all unique designer pieces of designer art. The two designers design for large international companies, including Alessi.

 

Accommodation

 

  • Six bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • Maximum occupancy: 12 guests

 

Location

 

  • Ten minutes from Lucca
  • About half an hour from the beaches at Forte dei Marmi

 

Facilities

 

  • Eco-flap roof
  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool (26 x 5) with hydro massage area
  • Wi-Fi throughout, including pool & terrace areas
  • Outdoor lighting that turns on automatically at sunset till 3 am
  • Marantz remote App to control music, TV, radio and other devices
  • Satellite TV
  • Ping pong table
  • BBQ
  • Heliport possible

 

Staff

 

  • Maid service included twice weekly
  • Cook and additional maid service and laundry on request
  • Food & drink delivery on arrival and during your stay possible
  • Motorcycle and bicycle rental possible
  • Personal fitness trainer possible