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Presicci + Pantanella D’Ettorre Architetti creates minimal Tuscan farmhouse

June 5, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The home is located on a country road

Architects Valeria Presicci and Carlo Pantanella D’Ettorre have completed a house in Orbetello, Italy, featuring a simple stone exterior and pared-back interiors. The Casamanda residence is located in the coastal Maremma area of Tuscany and aims to make the most of its rural setting with views of the surrounding wetlands. The house was designed by

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Deferrari+Modesti designs rock climbing-themed staircase for villa in Tuscany

July 1, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0

Interior design studio Deferrari+Modesti renovated a house in Prato, Italy, adding a blue staircase that doubles as a climbing wall for its sporty owners. The two-storey house in the Tuscany region, which was built in the 1980s, was in a state of disuse and required a complete refurbishment. Deferrari + Modesti designed an integrated furnishing

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Holiday home in Tuscany decked out with Italian stone and marble

June 10, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Private home in Grosseto by Emanuela Frattini Magnusson and Pietro Todeschini

Alberese stones and Carrara marble are some of the Italian materials architects Emanuela Frattini Magnusson and Pietro Todeschini used for the interiors of this Tuscan holiday home. The one-storey house is situated in the small city of Grosseto, set on a hillside that overlooks rolling vineyards and olive groves. It belongs to a US-based couple

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Microscape uses stone-filled cages to update Italian cemetery

April 30, 2020 India Block 0

Cemetery Castel San Gimignano has been renovated by Italian architecture studio Microscape using local limestone stacked in metal baskets. The church of Castel di San Gimignano, a medieval town in the Tuscan countryside, was built before the 14th century. Microscape, a studio based in Lucca, designed the update to its cemetery with as light a

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Hesselbrand transforms stables into additional rooms at Tuscany’s Villa Lena

July 14, 2019 Natasha Levy 0

A former horse stables on the grounds of Tuscan art retreat Villa Lena has been renovated by architecture studio Hesselbrand to accommodate a series of rustic guest suites. Villa Lena is situated in the heart of Tuscany on a sprawling, 500-hectare wooded estate dotted with vineyards and olive groves. During the 19th and early 20th-century

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Monteverdi Hotel avoids “folkloristic approach” to restoration of medieval Tuscan hamlet

May 11, 2019 Paul Jebara 0
Monteverdi Tuscany boutique hotel by Michael Cioffi and Ilaria Miani

Crumbling buildings have been transformed into the boutique Monteverdi Hotel in Tuscany, which includes rustic bedroom suites and a cavernous spa. Monteverdi Hotel is the brainchild of American italophile Michael Cioffi, who has spent years reviving the hamlet in Val d’Orcia – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Italy. Old structures throughout the village, including

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