1897. Oscar Wilde, villa host of the Judge in Posillipo, overlooking the Bay of St. Peter to the two brothers and breathes all the energy of a special place. From here you think to rebuild his life, which he calls a scandal, complete verses of the 'Ballad of Reading jail', writes aphorisms, takes Italian conversation lessons.
2016. The view is always magic, the memory of the Irish genius is a quote written in neon living. Yet everything has changed. At the hands of Angela Aloschi young Neapolitan lawyer who deals with real estate development, a passion for horse riding and tennis, orchids and designer, who was born in this house and now lives on the ground floor, in direct contact with the garden and the sea . "I'm very attached to this house, from the beginning of the restructuring I felt the need to free up space from any heaviness, now is airy, bright, open, yet tied to its history. It was not an easy path, shared at every stage with the Grape architect, chosen after a careful selection, for immediate empathy and cultural complicity. "
Posillipo is still the aristocratic, elegant Naples: the ancient villas for the summer holidays away from the historic center dot the coast outlined by the yellow stone that reaches the sea with caves still used by fishermen, private docks, sandy beaches.
Explain Julian Grape: "With the Zetastudio team tried to discover the true nature of the house, upset in the 70s. They reappeared old times hidden by false ceilings, majolica Neapolitan nineteenth century buried under concrete floors, the opening passages first lowered, the texture of the classic yellow tuff. The last free space has regained the grandeur of the period homes, but also won a contemporary edge. The bright white of the interior and the realignment of rooms determined the effect of in-house-garden, especially in the bathrooms where Livio de Simone painted fabrics blend with the real nature as a decoration of the past. "
In the open space 25 meters long, the new perspectives are marked by boxes in lacquered iron, the doors are almost invisible wings, which move in obscure rooms. A floor inserts of ancient pottery are precious carpets, dark paneling thin emphasize the sequential environments, the rigorous design furnishings and design, refined materials and colors. Today in Naples interior architecture speaks a new language.