Wouldn’t we all love to quit our day jobs and live out the rest of our days in a farmhouse in Tuscany, not a care in the world just great food, beautiful views and sunshine?
Well, Italian firm Lenzi + Baglini Architetti architects have created the most charming farmhouse renovation for you to do just that.
The traditional farmhouse located in the heart of Siena's Chianti region in Tuscany boasts gorgeous architecture and has an equally stunning interior.
The brief for this renovation wasn’t easy. The project needed to blend together contemporary requirements with the existing farmhouse vernacular creating a modern, domestic environment, in keeping with local traditions.
Lenzi + Baglini Architetti architects have not only met these guidelines, they have created a show stopping property in the process.
The house is built over two floors to follow the crest of the hill it rests on. A floating staircase links both levels together, joining the living room to the bedroom above.
The open plan living room is covered by a Tuscan dual-pitched roof over a vaulted ceiling stained with white chalk. The white chalk ceilings flow throughout the house.
A traditional stone fireplace, topped by a massive truss, divides two passage ways which lead to the kitchen and a living area which boasts incredible views through a floor to ceiling glass wall.
In the middle of the house, a charming square-shaped tower links the master bedroom on the ground floor with the living room on the first floor and the private studio housed in the attic. Yes, you read that right this house has a private studio, only accessible by a spiral staircase.
Speaking of which, the elegant staircase is the pièces de résistance of this property. Produced by Rizzi designers, the totally white structure has brushed oak wood steps which have been stained a sable grey and has two reinforced concrete ramps. The modern design juxtaposes the traditional walls and ceilings resulting in the staircase stealing the show.
There is a number of wow factors throughout the house as the designers had furniture made to their specific specifications for the property.
The house also includes bedrooms, a reading area, a wellness area and a covered veranda overlooking the garden.
It’s official we are moving to Italy.