Castello di Santa Eurasia

Project: Castello di Santa Eurasia
Location: Umbria, Italy

Historical Background

In 2009, London-based Russian businessman and entrepreneur, Evgeny Lebedev, together with with his oligarch father, Alexander, decided to purchase the ruined Castello di Santa Eurasia in Italy’s Umbria region. The medieval castle and former military outpost sits atop a steep hill offering dramatic 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. The 35,000-square-foot building and registered monument had been abandoned for more than six decades and was basically a pile of rubble, before being completely renovated and modernized by the Lebedevs.

The Project

Acclaimed Los Angeles interior designer to the stars, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, was employed to transform the interior of the castle. Known for his eclectic and stylish interiors, Lawrence Bullard approached Zardi & Zardi as his vision saw that the Devonshire Hunting series of tapestries would fit in perfectly with his grand bedroom scheme.