- Name: Villa Butterfly
- Type: Experimental Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 5
- Levels: 3
- Size: 4,305 sq. ft.
- Lot: 10 Hectares
- Built: 2014
A jewel of contemporary architecture, Casa Boucquillon is an extraordinary luxury Villa residence located on 10 hectares of olive groves and woods on the mystical first hills overlooking the glorious Renaissance city of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. An evocative expression of bright and transparent artistic inspiration, this stunning villa is immersed into a mountainside of marble that penetrates the premises and purposely stands as a poetic habitable element in harmony within its natural Tuscan surroundings.
The panoramic view from the villa is both extraordinary and intoxicating. Sited some 200 meters above the city, you can perceive the entire city of Lucca and its picturesque walls along with irresistible surrounding Tuscan countryside from its vantage. Constructed as an architectural extension of the hillside, the white marble Villa has been designed over three levels with floor to ceiling windows with decorative iron shutters positioned to capture the sensational views of the Lucca hillsides and its beautiful city centre. This modern marvel includes a unique hydraulic “butterfly” roof with two wings that open at a 30-degree angle allowing natural ventilation to cool the house and bring its residents a magical sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.
The morphology of the hillside with overlapping portions of white marble ruffles extends to the 100m2 garden terrace where a 27-meter long infinity-edge swimming pool offers residents an extraordinarily immersive experience of freedom and release from ordinary living. Conceived as an extension of overflowing rock and marble, this luxury residence is more than a dream, it is an omnipresent extension of Architectural creativity with technology immersed in the natural rhythm of its Tuscan landscape. It is truly an extraordinary vision realized.
- Architect: Michel Boucquillon Architects
- Designer: Donia Maaoui
- Photography: Pietro Savorelli
- Location: Via per Vormo, Lucca, Italy