Voluntary quarantine. A long hot summer. Camera and computer on vacation.
Myself? Concentrating on the former pigsty and sheep stalls. A condominium of mice and scorpions, as we
Now opening up for flow of space and flow of light.
Contrary to many renovators of farmhouses, we keep the original upside-down layout. Kitchen and living-area above, where daylight is optimal. Converted stalle our sleeping-area. Keeping us cool during the hot season.
On-site presence essential. Planning a house on paper is one thing. Facing realities is another.Here the architetto, literally in a brown study. Going "wide on the mark".
Problem-solving. Leaving no stone untouched. Removing "uglies" from the 60s. Finding and recycling old materials for the right patina of age. For the right image of "imperfection".
Requiring a crew of skilled craftsmen. With a high level of artistic qualities....
and a good sense of humour. A restoration project means hard manual work. Keeping spirits up affects the result....