Currently viewing the tag: "farmhouse"

A renovated farmhouse in Umbria or Tuscany is not complete without….a swimming pool! Whatever the size, location, style and….yes, budget, there is no better way to enjoy the umbrian summer than taking a refreshing dip in your own pool, or relax with a drink while your feet are dangling in the cool water. The pool [...]

Continue Reading

When starting a restoration project the first few days on site are rather puzzling: there is more demolition work than reconstruction and the house looks as if it is about to disappear bit by bit…But obviously there are weak, old walls and floors that cannot be salvaged and, in the light of new seismic regulations, [...]

Continue Reading

Heating in Italy

On March 10, 2011 By Marco Carlini

Although Italy is often described as a sunny country, and it is, compared with most other European countries, our winters can be very cold…and quite long! Most house owners in Umbria and Tuscany have discovered this fact through huge gas bills, in their endeavour to try and keep their houses warm, especially those in the [...]

Continue Reading

In Italian we call it “cappotto“, that is coat, an external insulation layer that has lately become almost compulsary when building a new house or restoring an existing one, in order to achieve the minimum “U” value stated by recent laws. The aim is to build more efficient architecture in terms of energy-saving and sustainability: [...]

Continue Reading
Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.