Historic Farmhouse From The 1880s Enhances Local Italian Architecture And Beautiful Environment

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This ancient farmhouse dating back 1887 received an important intervention from Mide Architetti. The house is located in the vicinity of the urban center of the city of Lucca and a newer rustic annex originally intended to Tirasotto.

In the context of the Lucchese countryside, with its typical characteristics, the buildings are located in a landscape full of hills. Between the slopes of the rich forests, oak and chestnut trees make the environment even more beautiful.

The restoration work was directed to the maintenance and enhancement of the typical elements of the local architecture. 
The most notable elements are the use of facing brick, the Matraia stone, and the chestnut wood. 

"In pursuing this objective, and in full respect for the typical characteristics, the materials and elements used have been revised in a contemporary way, using for this purpose the construction techniques that were most appropriate, thus ensuring the achievement of the best possible result.", the architects explained.

The interior highlights the irregular structure of the walls caused by the use of materials such as the stone applied manually. The recovery of the beams is an explicit reference to the traditional Tuscan interior design, updated using the whitened ceilings.  

"The exterior of the property has been deliberately kept unchanged in terms of the surface and tried to maintain the
historic appearance without affecting the charm, so we opted for the external steel frames with an extremely low profile." the architects added. 

In the garden, the large pool fits in harmony with the surrounding landscape, where the design of the relevant flooring meets the vegetation and centuries-old olive trees present unchanged leaving the position. 

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