A COUNTRY HOUSE IN TUSCANY
The landscape autumn gives way to winter is mild and melancholy in this area of Tuscany. Then extend the spectacular spring green forest until summer. It is a privilege to witness from the field of the cyclic nature of ritual itself. The owners of this ancient village, situated at the foot of the mountain, belong to that group of lucky: a professional couple, Paolo and Alessia, who works in the nearby town of Prato, but lives among meadows and rugged peaks with their three children . A great environment to raise children and to practice one of the passions of Alessia, champion extreme triathlon and running.
Therefore, the finding of this building in a state of total abandonment did not deter them. Contrary. They decided to retrieve a picture of what had been and commissioned her to r ehabilitación and interior architecture studio b-arch-who worked with the study q-bic -. The goal was the return to origins, says Alessandro Capellaro, a partner of b-arch: 'The "skin" of the house is left as it was, although adapting to seismic legislation and building insulation. The distribution is not touched. Just added walls were removed and opened vain to win light. " Stone floors, whitewashed walls, wooden terraces, beamed ceilings, brick arches ... were key to the success of the project.
Everything responds to a search of authenticity without further ornamentation texture of natural materials and old. Decoration as masterful contrast, is inspired by a well dressed contemporary surprises. So, along with parts of linear forms and cleaning would illustrate conceptually sofas Baxter and Living Divani-sculptural objects coexist recharged beauty Versaillesque lamps, oriental furniture, animal skins, a wonderful art deco collection ... merging into a more "harder" the profound essence of Tuscany and a transgressive aesthetic vanguard.
The house is restored to its original appearance, with walls plastered stone rustic way. Two traditional Florentine ceramic pots flank the way to the house.