Villa


Villas originated from ancient Rome as upper-class country homes.

Originating in Rome, the functionality and general idea of a villa has evolved substantially. After the fall of the Roman Republic villas started as small farming buildings and slowly increased their fortification, sometimes used as monasteries. Through the Middle Ages they re-evolved into elegant upper-class homes. In modern day villas encompass many different sizes of homes and include suburban residences to wildland urban interfaces.