Thursday, 17 February 2011

Celebrity Home: Sting's Backyard

Typical Tuscan architecture. The 16th-century villa was built as a hunting lodge for the dukes of San Clemente.

Chinese wisteria covers the 118-foot-long oak pergola.

An antique marble fountain rises out of the boxwood parterre.

Clipped boxwood frames beds of lavender, santolina, and white oleander.

An ancient cedar of Lebanon overlooks the parterre, formally known as Il Giardino dei Limoni, or garden of the lemon trees.

Sting came up with the idea for the oversize chessboard.

Lunch on a gravel terrace in the shade of an oak tree.

The pool, installed by a previous owner, overlooks the Valdarno Superiore valley.

Photography by Giancarlo Gardin
Portrait by Jaime Travezan
All images and information from Architectural Digest.

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  1. Can I please, please, please get lost in that back yard with a good book and a picnic basket? Such amazing pictures. The chess board looks like so much fun!

  2. Wow. Just stumbled upon your blog. Great post on Sting. To be guy for sure.
    Great post. Will be back.
    Simply Brookes

  3. I am absolutely in LOVE!
    We are finishing our Chess Garden this Spring, it looks a whole lot different on 1/4 acre LOL!

  4. Quite possibly, "heaven on earth!" Love the table under the oak tree. Oh, and the views! Thanks for sharing!


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