LGR House is located in the town of Giarre, at the foot of Etna. It is a single family house on two floors and takes a modern perspective on the traditional courtyard house common in Sicily.
The patio which is dominated by a large olive tree, becomes the heart of the whole house, visible from both the ground floor and the upper floor through the large windows. The house is organized on one level except for a lounge area which is accessible through the master bedroom and the library/study which looks onto the living area.
The entrance, is reached from the road, passing through a long pergola within the private garden, the feature of a long, high single pane of glass shows off the height of the day area with its spacious salon.
The kitchen and a part of the sleeping area are covered by a pitched roof which slopes towards the courtyard while the rest of the roofing is flat.
In the basement which is accessible by a ramp there is a large garage, a cellar, a storeroom, a bathroom and a Spa. The external spaces are organized into gardens on different levels, connected together by wide steps with water channels at the sides which follow the fall of the steps.
The materials employed to furnish and refine the building are contrasting in both feel and look and they underline the play between the full and empty spaces.