Local stone, wood and terracotta for a Tuscan shelter
The external appearance of this former farmhouse, characterised by typical plaster facades and sloping pitched roof with flat and bent tiles, has remained unchanged over time, from its construction in the first half of the 20th century until its conversion to a residential building in the '70s.
Pierattelli Architetture's intervention has preserved the most striking parts of the original layout while updating the obsolete ones. In designing the interior it was decided to craft eclectic rooms, combining local materials with ethnic elements that are part of the family's memories, custom-made furnishings with design icons and marble busts.
All spaces are permeated by colours and the place’s natural suggestions, as the gaze soaks up the Tuscan countryside through large arched openings.
Pietra serena - a recurring stone in Tuscan and especially Florentine architecture - is used for floors, trim and decoration, while the terracotta flooring conjures up the tones and warmth of the earth.
The house’s three levels are connected by a large spiral staircase in pietra serena that becomes a signature aspect of the project and an element of continuity, a discreet, material protagonist.
The first floor is dedicated to the sleeping area, while the two remaining floors are used for everyday life.
- Client: Private
- Studio: Pierattelli Architetture
- Project: Arch. Massimo Pierattelli
- Design team: Arch. Andrea Pierattelli, Arch. Erica Bonaccorso
- Photos: Iuri Niccolai
- Total surface area: 1200 sq.m.
- Lighting: Flos, Foscarini, Il fanale
- Bathroom furnishings: Tubes, Agape
- Furniture: Vitra, Lema, Roche Bobois, custom-made furniture
- Kitchen: Effeti