Sitting among oak and chestnut trees in a dreamy Tuscan landscape, this beautiful farmhouse epitomizes the best of historical and modern architecture. Originally built in 1887, the "Farmhouse in the countryside" was recently renovated by MIDE Architetti - adding terra-cotta bricks for function and aesthetics. While the home's original features were left untouched, its interiors were gently updated, providing extra comfort without sacrificing charm.
The 19th century home near the picturesque city of Lucca was restored to adapt to both a new owner and modern times. While the Matraia stone exteriors were left untouched, apart from the addition of steel fixtures, its interiors were respectfully updated. The white walls, covered in a natural lime-based plaster applied with spatulas and sponges, make the interiors shine and highlight the irregular rocky surface underneath.
Hollow terra-cotta bricks complete missing parts on the walls and placed in an angle, filter excess sunshine and natural ventilation. The bathroom was decorated with beautiful hand-painted tiles, which add a picturesque touch. Outside, a new infinity pool was integrated into the landscape, a refreshing spot to admire the rural Italian landscape.
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Photos by Alessandra Bello for MIDE Architetti