House / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Architect's Dream House in Nardo/Puglia

Il Cubo is located within the old city walls of Nardo in Puglia. It's a unique place where the old world meets new - a stylish single home in a peaceful courtyard. Created by architect Martin Stubenrauch, it is a perfect spot for people who want to be surrounded by an impeccably designed space with both charm and sophistication - and all the comfort you need.

House description:
living –dining area,
fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
sleeping loft with double bed
full bathroom with shower & bidet
washing machine
panoramic roof terrace

The old world meets new in Il Cubo - a stylish dwelling in the midst of a protected courtyard. It is a perfect spot for people who want to be surrounded by an ingeniously designed space with both charm and sophistication – and all the comfort you need. A contemporary aesthetic mixed with the warmth and mystery of the old world, Il Cubo will especially appeal to those who are attracted to the elegantly eccentric.

The architect used his love of clean lines and open spaces in partnership with his sensibility for the Pugliese tradition that carries with it the wonderful stone and iron work of fine craftsmen – the entire place becomes a celebration of beauty, centered around the exquisite domes ceiling from….

Despite it's seemingly urban position, Il Cubo is perfectly centrally located in Puglia One of Italy's most beautiful shorelines, Porta Selvaggio is only 6 km. away.

Living area:
Seeing is believing! Once you step foot inside Il Cubo, that has some of the classical qualities of an antique dome combined with the hipness of a Soho loft, you'll immediately feel at home with the beautiful travertine floors, custom made doors and windows, and above all, the fine sense for design. A contemporary aesthetic mixed with all the traditions of the old world. (Of course it is also well heated and air conditioned when needed.)

Kitchen/Dining area:
The kitchen is fully equipped with travertine counters, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, and complete cooking utensils - all it takes to prepare and enjoy delicious Italian meals at home. There is a bar adjacent to the kitchen for those who prefer to watch the food preparation.

Sleeping Loft
Perched elegantly above the living dining area, you will wake up looking at the same gorgeous dome that you feel asleep to. The open sleeping loft has a generous feeling and a very comfortable double bed.It is quiet and peaceful.

This bathroom is like a “Smart Car”: well designed, elegant and highly functional – you'll be amazed how it all fits. ( for your convenience, the bathroom is on the same level as the sleeping loft)

The owners:
American choreographer and sculptor Karen Bamonte (New York) and German architect and artist Martin Stubenrauch (Munich) have lived and worked in Umbria since the year 1998. Ms. Bamonte exhibits her work both in Europe and the U.S.. Mr Stubenrauch is a practising architect in Umbria where he has created numerous projects and has shown his paintings in shows in Italy and Germany.


Public parking 100 m from the house
central heating/air conditioning
weekly cleaning service available
shopping and restaurants within 5 min walk
One of Italy's most beautiful shorelines, Porta Selvaggio

Sea: 10 km to the beautiful sandy beaches of Lido Pizzo and Punta della Suina (in the nature reserve, beautiful).
Shops: 100 m
Restaurants: 200 m
Acaya Golf Club: 50 km
Santa Maria di Leuca: 30 Km
Gallipoli: 10 km
Otranto: 50 km
Lecce: 45 km
Airports: 90 km Brindisi, Bari 202 km

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, Solarium or roof terrace
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Porto Selvaggio 8 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brindisi 100 km, Nearest railway: Nardo 5 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Bicycles available
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users