A house should never be ON sea. THE sea has to be, to belong, so that the sea and the house can live together (Frank Lloyd Wright).
In extraordinarily convenient location and away from the metropolitan traffic, Figurehead House is located on the coast of the Posillipo hill, in direct contact with the sea of the Bay of Naples.
The owner, himself an architect, in restructuring the building was inspired by the phrase of the American master, creating a work in which the presence of the sea marks the domestic life.
The breath of the sea is always alive and present in every corner of the house; the choice of materials, all natural (volcanic stone, wood, hemp), and the organization of the spaces refer to the seafaring life.
Like a boat, the OPEN SPACE house develops vertically on four 'bridges'. From the entrance to the 'bridge 1' (first bath, kitchenette, living), it climbs up to the bedroom area, the 'Bridge 4', from 'bridge 2' with large panoramic windows overlooking the Gulf, Ovo, Vesuvius, Sorrento Coast, and then on the 'bridge 3' (double sofa bed, sofa bed, second bathroom) with the view of Mergellina.
From the apartment a private descent leads to the beach below, where in the summer season it is possible to sunbathe and swim in the sea of Posillipo.
Polena offers a free Kayak for guests free of charge during the summer free hiking trips along the coast, touching Villa Rosbery (Presidential residence), Gaiola and Sommerso Archaeological Park, Cala Trentaremi and Posillipo boss.
For those who do not want to roam, always in the beach below you can rent a sailor's boat in the summer season.
The area is served by bus, subway, tram, which allow you to easily reach the historical center, the museums hilly districts of Vomero and Chiaia.
A few hundred meters away is the Mergellina Maritime Terminal, with seasonal connections to Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Aeolian Islands.
Easily reach the extraordinary archaeological sites of the Gaiola Underwater Park and the Roman Villa of Vedius Pollio in the Archaeological Park of Pausylipon, already effectively illustrated by Alberto Angela in the television program "Ulysses".