The caves are ancient dwellings carved into the stone face of the hill upon which Matera is perched. What Sextantio found upon entering were beautifully carved arches in heavily pocked stone walls and floors covered in rubble. He took on the project with unparalleled sensitivity, not only preserving the original spaces, but renovating with traditional tools and construction materials.
Interior design Sextantio
The property’s 18 rooms are spacious and full of light. Using indigenous materials to create seating, beds, light fixtures, bathing areas, and kitchenettes in some rooms, Kihlgren has composed an accommodation experience that is entirely unique. Elegant arches over pocked stone walls and heavy wooden portals are distinct markers and monuments to the preservation of civilizations long gone.
Originals Daniele Kihlgren