The ancient Brucoli lighthouse becomes a 5-star residence
Spending your holidays in Sicily, at the Brucoli Lighthouse, means enjoying the sun, the sea and the nature that surrounds it. But also living moments of absolute wellbeing and relaxation, thanks to the conservative restoration that has converted the lighthouse into a splendid residence with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel.
The restoration project of the Brucoli lighthouse, turned into a tourist destination for those who spend their holidays in Sicily
This Brucoli lighthouse, built in 1911, is in the ancient seaside village of Brucoli, in the province of Syracuse. Brucoli is located near Val di Noto, a UNESCO world heritage site. Azzurra Capital is the society that has managed it since 2017 and decided to enhance it transforming it into a luxury home for short and longer stays.
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The restoration of the lighthouse
The conservative restoration and conversion of the Brucoli lighthouse into a luxury home was entrusted to Itinera Studio Associato.
During the works, historical documents and old photographs of the original lighthouse made it possible to identify and eliminate all superfetations – parts of the building built after its completion, which change its original appearance. Masonry was consolidated with fiberglass mesh and lime-based plaster. The under-floor cavity, on the other hand, was restored with stone ashlars.
To protect the building from atmospheric agents and salt corrosion, a cycle of lime-based plasters with a siloxane final layer was applied. Moreover, to guarantee greater well-being inside the house, a dehumidifying plaster with microcells, which increases the temperature by 3 degrees centigrade, was used.
Outdoor flooring is in stone ashlars, while indoors Modica stone was chosen; external casings, on the other hand, are in untreated brass.
The Brucoli lighthouse and its rebirth
Choosing to spend your holidays in Sicily, at the Brucoli Lighthouse, means choosing a dreamlike experience, just a stone’s throw from the sea. A walkway connects the outdoor spaces of the lighthouse directly with the sea. On the ground floor of the new 5-star residence, there are the wellness area with hammam, entirely made by Antonio Lupi Designer, a living area with fireplace for winter, and a spacious dining room with open kitchen and professional equipment. On the first floor, instead, there are three large bedrooms and the bathrooms. The terrace, a space where you can relax and enjoy panoramic views, is flanked by the tower that leads to the lighthouse lantern, which still works. Finally, the outdoor spaces feature a whirlpool tub with chromotherapy to offer further spaces of wellness.
To furnish both indoor and outdoor spaces of the Brucoli lighthouse, the choice fell on products created by important designers and Italian companies including Giò Ponti, Marco Zanuso, Franco Albini, Rodolfo Dordoni, Antonio Citterio, Antonio Lupi, B&B, Cassina, Molteni, Talenti, Porro.
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