Tucked in a five acre olive grove on the shores of the Adriatic Sea sits what looks like might be an old farmhouse, but in reality, is a beautifully modern bed and breakfast.  The minimalist respite is a unique take on an Italian escape.

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Called Masseria Moroseta, the structure of this six suite building is modeled after the traditional farmhouses that dot this region of Puglia. The space is built around a center courtyard and surrounded by terraced gardens. A pool graces one side. Local traditional materials including 1 meter thick plaster walls and limestone floors were used in construction to optimize both heating and cooling, reducing the need for air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. The sea of white and the variety of textures also just look absolutely stunning.

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The minimal perfection is punctuated with thoughtful design moments like a geometric tile headboard in one bedroom and honed stone sinks, left rough and rugged in the bathrooms and a mishmash of antique furniture used throughout the house.

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Meals at Masseria Moroseta are served family style each night. There is often yoga in the olive groves. You can naps by the pool and admire the view of the sea in the distance. You can also visit the nearby town of Ostuni, an all white Italian town that until now I’d never heard of. Not surprisingly, my obsession with Italy has now only grown. Who wants to meet me here?!

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  1. this is OBVIOUSLY where we need to go for our 40th’s. yes? i’ve been stalking them on instagram for the past year!