New Holiday Villa, Tuscany, Italy

This new build, stone clad traditional house looks as if it has been sitting in this quiet corner of Tuscany for two hundred years. The local planning laws rigidly restrict variations from traditional design. However, we were able to bend these rules by subtly increasing the proportion of windows and doors and raising the heights of the principal floor to achieve a house with a distinctive noble appearance, turning it from a traditional farmhouse to a “Casa Padronale”.

The site faces south west over Lake Montedoglio toward the Catenian Alps and the house has been designed to take full advantage of distant views from the open loggias which have been incorporated at opposite ends of the property. Internally the house moves away from the traditional Tuscan cellular layout to a more contemporary open plan living style taking full advantage of natural finishes and building materials; massive oak beams, chestnut windows and doors and handmade terracotta floors.



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