Creating a terrace in an ancient Capri house, by maintaining the traditional style of the island. The goal of the project is a secret garden combining Mediterranean elements together with modern ones.
In the beautiful island of Capri there is a prestigious house with many terraces, roofs and inner courtyards. Sandrini transformed these elements into real outdoor rooms where every furniture creates an evocative home, with a relaxing and natural atmosphere. Typical chestnut and beech wood pergolas – left being rustic, but elegant at the same time – have been rediscovered in their authenticity. All the iron works have been made with a metric effect inspired by Giacometti’s sculptures. Trellis and supporting structures for climbing plants have been created with braided willow sticks, as for all traditional terraces of Capri. To design this secret garden Sandrini has selected the typical essences used in the ancient terraced houses, such as Citrus, Bouganvillea, Vineyards and Oleanders. In ancient and recovered pots we can now find Fuchsie, Alocasie, Figs of India, Asparagus, Capers, Leant, Agave, Cycas, Agapanthus blooms, Aloe and Euphorbia. In the courtyard we can discover a beautiful secular tree of Shinus Mollis shadowing the wicker salon during the warm summers of Capri. To create this luxurious 350-square meter garden Sandrini Green Architecture has used 150 succulents, 64 climbing plants, 820 shrubs and 26 rows of trees. The project has been completed in 150 days.
Marco Sandrini, Chief Landscape Designer at Sandrini Green Architecture