On Design*Sponge I found this gorgeous book: Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia. The book contains stunning photographs and essays dedicated to the ancient domestic buildings of Puglia, Italy.
These ancient buildings once served as farmhouses and way stations for those traveling along the Via Appia. They now have been renovated to function as private residences or boutique hotels. The book is a feast for every interior lover especially for those loving this rustic style.
A review from Amazon: “…Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia is a striking book of photographs and essays dedicated to the ancient domestic buildings of southern Italy…. Stark but captivating constructions of medieval stucco and calcified stone, many of them in recent years have been converted to private residences and boutique hotels. While they differ greatly in style, all share a profound sense of space, light and serenity.”
(images by Mark Roskams for Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia / via Design*Sponge)