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Puglia La Fiermontina, Italy

October 3, 2015

Lecce, in Italy’s ‘heel of the boot,’ is home to a rare 17th century house which has been elegantly transformed, within the ancient stone walls of Lecce’s Baroque centro storico. La Fiermontina offers a relaxed and refined refuge with sixteen stylish private retreats surrounded by celebrated artworks, manicured gardens and thriving olive trees.

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Philosophy  

Inspiration for this  project came from a grandson’s desire to pay tribute to his maternal grandmother, Antonia Fiermonte. Born in Puglia, Antonia joined the legendary art scene that was Paris in the early 1930s, amidst the birth of Modernism, Dadaism and Surrealism. Her brother, Enzo Fiermonte lived a no less epic life, becoming a champion boxer then an actor, and marrying the American socialite, Lady Astor.

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Architecture 

To realise this tribute to his grandmother, the Parisian owner sought out eminent Pugliese architect, Antonio Annicchiarico who has worked on projects for director Roberto Benigni and the Hermes family. “Only someone from Puglia,” he asserts, “could create something this modern yet entirely Leccese.” Their shared dream is built of the soft stone used to carve 18th century churches along nearby Via Libertini with the pietra di Trani floors found in noble homes throughout Salento.

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Interiors

French designers, Charles-Philippe and Christophe have created interiors of effortless chic, mixing rare antiques and contemporary artwork belonging to the Fiermonte family, including pieces by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Tobia Scarpa, with Italian furniture and custom textiles.

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La Fiermontina

Details

Piazzetta Scipione de summa, N4. Lecce, Italia
+39 0832 30 24 81
info@lafiermontina.com

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