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After about 18 months of hard work this restoration in the Umbrian countryside is finally completed. We started with a ruin, just a bit more than a pile of stones and the challenge was to rebuild using the same stone and same footprint. The old farmhouse is now back to life, with a modern interior [...]

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This tiny studio loft of just 15 sq.meters is in the very heart of medieval Perugia, Umbria, central Italy, on the second floor of an historical building overlooking a charming, narrow alleyway. It was brought back to life after years of neglet and it will be used as a pied-à-terre by its new owner, who [...]

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They look really charming these ruins, with big holes in the roof  like giant skylights, timber broken in half, piles of terracotta tiles on the floor, stones with vegetation crawling up and inside…even trees inside the rooms! But then it’s time to give them a new life, so they can become a proper home and [...]

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After over two years of intense labour and collaboration between the various trades (builders, electricians, plumbers…and the architect), a new restoration in Umbria is now completed. Formerly a farmhouse with a pig-sty, this complex sits in the foothills of Monte Acuto, with extensive views over the Umbrian landscape. I have already posted some other pictures [...]

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I have just started a restoration work in Bagnoregio, the small town in Lazio famous for its amazing ‘suburb’, Civita di Bagnoregio, the so-called “dying town”, a true jewel founded by the Etruscans, noted for its striking position atop a plateau of friable volcanic tuff, in constant danger of distruction as its edges fall off. The [...]

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The umbrian regional law allows for most farmhouses an extension of maximum 100 sq.m. which can be very handy if you need extra space for your large family, for guests or if you simply like more space. This restoration project includes an “L” shape extension on the east side of the original building and the [...]

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Since the previous post, when everything seemed to go backwards, with plenty of demolition and excavation work, we have now started to actually build something. The new extension – east wing – that will accomodate the new living room on the ground floor and the master bedroom on the first floor, is now under way. Due [...]

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This new swimming pool was finally completed just before the hot Umbrian summer started. The design is the result of the close collaboration between the architect and the client, a Danish couple who recently bought their dream holiday home in Umbria. It is a standard, 6m by 12m rectangular pool with roman steps on the [...]

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Umbria: Stone Architecture

On September 14, 2010 By Marco Carlini

How many stone walls have you seen in Umbria? Certainly many, as Umbria has a long and consolidated tradition of stone buildings, as opposed to other areas in central Italy where bricks are more frequently used.  And these walls were all different! The peculiar aspect of a stone wall is its uniqueness, given by the [...]

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