Property Details

Villa designed by Savin Couelle – 822

Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Property Type: Villa
4 Beds 3 Baths 230 Sq.m. 5 Garages


Villa Petra Manna designed by the architect Savin Couelle located in the beauty of Costa Smeralda

With only 5 minutes walk by foot through a private internal pathway to the beach of La Celvi and a beautiful garden with swimming pool and a large barbecue area

The property is located in Petra Manna, Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo in Costa Smeralda. The villa is designed by the famous architect and artist Savin Couelle. The beautiful villa is surrounded by a large garden about 3,800 sqm with a lawn and Mediterranean vegetation that give the house an exclusive privacy and making it its value par excellence. The house is about 230 sqm and consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dinette and a large living room with fireplace. It also has large semi-covered outdoor spaces equipped with table seatings for about 20 people and an amazing barbecue aria. In the garden you will find a swimming pool with an adults area and a children’s area and an outdoor shower. it also has a double covered and double uncovered parking aria with capacity for 4/5 cars. Surveillance service of the Consortium Costa Smeralda is in active 24 hours a day. The beach of La Celvia can be reached on foot in 5 minutes through a private internal pathway. In a few minutes walk you can reach the restaurant and pizzeria “Bar Baretto” and ” Il Pirata” in Capriccioli with bar service, restaurant and tobacconist.

Architect and artist Savin Couelle

Savin Couelle cultivated in the 1960s the same harmonious relationship with nature and the same organic approach as his famous father Jacques Couelle. Savin Couelle was born 1929 in France, in Aix-en-Provence. But it was in Italy that he decided to spend his life, and more precisely in Sardinia, an island he fell in love with. He worked for seven years as a decorator for the cinema until his father, the architect Jacques Couelle, called on him in the early 1960s to help build the Cala di Volpe hotel on the Costa Smeralda. This project made him decide to settle in Porto Cervo and marked the beginning of a long collaboration between the two men who were to design a multitude of villas along the Sardinian coast designed to blend perfectly into the environment, according to the principles of organic architecture. Over the years, Savin Couelle assembled a team of handpicked craftsmen whom he trained himself, and who unfailingly accompanied him on each project. Far from seeking to domesticate nature, Couelle preferred to follow its contours. For this, he favored above all natural and local materials such as stone or wood, and eliminated lines and angles in favor of curves. Couelle’s interiors sometimes recall the shape of a troglodyte cave in which one comes across trademark elements such as stairs carved in stone; ceilings decorated with branches; decorative niches sculpted in the walls. Between art and architecture, his creations are like sculptures integrated into the sites they occupy, revealing all the beauty of the island. Working with respect for place, history and tradition, Couelle develops a primitive, instinctive architectural language, imitating the existing landscape. Couelle constantly composes with the elements, for example placing the windows according to the course of the sun in order to let in as much light as possible. Simple in appearance, this Mediterranean style actually conceals a real architectural feat, the popularity of which has extended beyond the Italian borders. Before passing away last June at the age of 91, Savin Couelle was commissioned to design houses in New Zealand, Switzerland, Dubai, the US and Australia.

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