Luxury redefined

Identity|January 2020

Luxury redefined
Border Crossing House reinvents the meaning of luxury by evoking an organic relationship with the surrounding Italian countryside.
Dorothy Waldman

Like Andrew Wyeth landscapes, Border Crossing House in the Marche region of Italy channels rustic agrarian serenity. Set in the midst of cultivated fields and surrounded by lush ornamental grasses, the private residence – designed by Simone Subissati Architects – reflects its setting in an original format. Striking roof lines, reminiscent of a traditional barn soaring above the red-painted lower level, inject experimentation into a traditional construction.

The built space redefines the concepts of comfort and indulgence while reconnecting with nature and the environment. The unique luxury of the house does not rely on opulence and ostentation, but rather on space, freedom and the flexibility to enjoy both. As Simone Subissati explains, “Luxury is how we use the spaces. It is the kind of lifestyle implied by the project and by the site. It is not an ostentatious display of fancy and precious artefacts.”


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January 2020