Built during the 14th Century over the ruins of a Roman military outpost, Duino Castle has played host to first-rate figures over time: Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Johann Strauss, Gabriele d’Annunzio, and last but not least, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Just a stone’s throw from the headland on which this charming history-packed construction stands is a dwelling just waiting to be discovered. As soon as you are over the threshold, you are immediately captivated by a breath-taking view. Indeed, the entire south-western side overlooks the sea and the marina: large windows and French doors grant full access to this wonderful spectacle, while an outside terrace becomes the natural extension of the living room.
In a location where every aspect has been curated with painstaking care, the management of the spaces is in the hands of Vimar solutions. A specific choice, made to accommodate the need to manage every space simply and efficiently. Indeed, all the functions present can be controlled either centrally from a stylish Touch Screen, or room by room using home automation system controls. Climate control, Lighting and Sound system, video door entry system, burglar alarm system: everything can be controlled from the touch screen or easily managed using the dedicated controls.
In all the settings (from the open-plan living room, to the bedroom and bathrooms), the keys and controls are adorned with the impeccable design of cover plates from the Arké series, in various shapes and finishes: the classic in Polar total look and matt graphite, whereas the round versions are in matt bronze and chrome. Arké conveys the great energy of modernity with perfect poise, blending in seamlessly with its surroundings.