Well before their first visit in 2014, Jane and Greg were entranced by this estate. “This house was featured in a local newspaper when Ken was selling up,” says Jane, “and I fell in love with the beautifully mottled walls and the exotic character of the property!” However, another couple purchased the property with plans to stage weddings and hold corporate retreats. When their circumstances changed, the property was returned to the market and the timing was exactly right for Jane and Greg.
“We wanted a house with two art studios as Greg is a ceramicist and I make mosaics,” reminisces Jane. “On our first inspection, we could imagine sharing our skills by holding artist retreats and workshops in this beautiful setting.”
Today, five amazing years and three renovations later, Jane and Greg revel in their creative studio spaces. The revitalized Villa Rustica is very much their “home” and they are proud to continue the villa’s long association with the arts.
You can read more about their artistic life and happenings at Villa Rustica on the journal.
Judy & Colin Marriott