Casa Belquis Filicudi

Aeolian Islands – Italy

The house is in Canale, a small hamlet on the island of Filicudi consisting of about a dozen houses. The Aeolian traditions honouring conversion was supervised directly by the owner, a decorator and designer.

The lime-covered walls have been frescoed and a couple of rooms which were so far accessible only from the outside, have been connected: a roomy kitchen, a living and a bedroom, a bath, are now all interconnecting.

A typical Aeolian terrace with a cane-covered roof and “pulere” (pillars) and brick-benches (bisuoli) for seating, is at the front of the house.