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.
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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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