The residence is conceived as an open space, wide open to the landscape. No walls, no obstacles: large windows are constantly in dialogue with the landscape. It is not an “introverted” house, but a house for those who open outwards, defying vulnerability, with the awareness that only observation and knowledge – might it be of spaces, landscapes or humanity – truly enriches the soul.
Here is the green of ancient olive trees and there, that of the superb valleys and slopes that gently descend towards the blue sea. The heart is naturally invited to open among the paths of the Zen garden and along the paths that flank the trees, in the soft silence.
It’s like being inside a postcard, surrounded by an immense panorama and constantly immersed in a feeling of relaxation.
A few wisely chosen elements of furniture reinforce the concept of simplicity. Essentiality and good taste reflect, inside and out the property, the identity of who conceived the space.
Thus discover Chantal, and her fascinating history of rebirth. The story of this former photo model from France who, after a long time globe-trotting with her husband, has elected Noto as her “soul place”, finding again her real self stripped of rules and structures, to “be free”.
The secret of this property is that the house and the rooms haven’t been designed for tourists. Chantal, after a long and tiring restoration of the property that lasted almost two years, has built a summer residence for her family – husband and children. Each room has its own dressing room and a personal bathroom and, while comfortably lying in bed, you can savor this unspoiled corner of Sicily from the glass doors.
Finally, one evening by the pool, watching the sunset over the lights of Portopalo, savoring the tasty drops of this personal success, Chantal decided to open her home to guests. You’re now welcomed too, to get lost in such beauty.
Because life is like that, sometimes to find yourself, you must be allowed to lose yourself.
(from “Storie da raccontare” – VALDINOTO.IT)