December 13 2013
Gozo is the little sister island of Malta. Much wilder, less touristy, it is a haven of peace where Patricia and Giuseppe Pozzi welcome guests into their home, decorated in their likeness: warm, international, endearing.
For Patricia and Giuseppe Pozzi, their Maltese adventure began twenty years ago. Back then, they ran a modeling agency in Milan and decided to travel to Gozo – the other island of the Maltese archipelago – for a few days’ rest. “It was raining all the time, but Giuseppe still decided to explore the island,” remembers Patricia. “When he returned, he had bought this house and gave it to me as a birthday gift!” It just so happens that the couple was already contemplating a major lifestyle change, and this was the purchase that would transform their lives. Here, they have created a home with a warm atmosphere where the art of hospitality is simple but luxury. “Before, I felt like I was constantly transferring between two flights. Here, I have discovered the pleasure of cooking for my guests, and to receive them like true friends. I love making the maximum effort to make sure their stay is gorgeous!” says Patricia
After several years of work, the ThirtySeven – the number of the street – opened its doors six years ago. “Our first guests were French passengers we met at the airport in Rome,” remembers the young woman. Since then, word-of-mouth has largely worked and news of this exclusive address is exchanged between friends. “Our customers come here to relax, swim or boat, get a massage…” And because the ThirtySeven is primarily a guest house in the proper sense of the term, Patricia and Giuseppe live there when not in Milan or Paris.
If the first house respected the patina of the old, the couple has just rebuilt the adjoining property in a much more ‘design’ spirit. With its exposed stone, furniture sourced all over the world – Patricia, who is of Franco-Chinese origin, lived in Asia for a long time – and bespoke decorative elements…the ThirtySeven deploys its charms in a friendly, family atmosphere. For the new wing, the couple wanted to create a very different atmosphere. Here, glass, steel, soft and broken tones dominate in the rooms, while the inner patio – where meals are taken – adopt flashy tones and contemporary furnishings. “Our customers – doctors, designers, journalists… – come here to enjoy total relaxation, between the comfort of a home and the mild climate that allows you to go swimming almost all year round.” And in order to ensure that the relaxation of their guests truly is ‘total’, Patricia has surrounded herself with the most exceptional masseurs. Did you say it was a private address?