Monday, September 26, 2011

Ex Stalle

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
found it.

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....

To be continued... A presto, Ingrid


oiasantorini said...

been a long time my friend... your project looks fantastic, Keep the end in mind and smile ; )


Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Can't wait to see more!

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