Modern might be too harsh a term to describe our interiors – particularly the bedrooms which are only softly modern, playful and atmospheric compositions that are beautiful and comfortable to spend time in. The larger spaces are lighter, brighter and more gallery – esque but throughout the property spirited, contemporary design, real art and technology bring harmony and life to the spaces.
Historic items – like the lovely old farm chairs from the house’s former life are beautiful in their artempo, time altered states and make wonderful pictures but comfort was not a feature of the hard lives of the people who made them.
Thus we honour those artefacts as art and preserve them but it was drive and passion and of course money and time that were required to bring light and comfort to the property. Opening windows, whitewashing dark ceilings, replacing dark floors and plastering the dark stony rooms that were the reality of the house. Adding luxurious light filled bathrooms. What a privilege and an adventure it was working on such a property. Decorated by a real artist, the discerning eye will detect the quality of the interior at a glance – seeing beyond the image into the sensation of being here.
Some very special furnishings have been created from the old barn doors of the house by local Sculptor & Master Builder Maurizio Natalini of Sinalunga,
Conceived as a live-in Gallery; a place to live Tuscany, to paint and to enjoy views and art, our vision was realised by local architect Marcello Bartolozzi, who was able to bring to life the dramatic opening of of space that we desired.
A big part was to was to open the whole of the ground floor – uniting the two main rooms (ex cow stalls) on the ground floor, giving a huge open space. Also upstairs, to achieve additional light and drama with height, the removal of the tower room floor to give huge height to the central space on the first floor, and to create a viewing gallery in glass and iron within the tower from which one can enjoy a 360 degree view over the hills and villages out to the Apennine Mountains. This was the work of Roberto Cini, master carpenter from Sinalunga.
Unique details about the property are Malvin’s installation lighting in the bar room: 1,500 LED lights embedded in the stone floor. Also the huge luminous painting studio room (second floor) and tower gallery (3rd floor).
In 2016 the house was featured on La Maison – French interior design and lifestyle show. In 2017 the house was the location for Made in Chelsea’s trip to Tuscany.
Word Of Mouth: Unpretentious, understated luxury, Contemporary Tuscan country house, light and spacious, decorated impeccably, fabulous pad in Tuscany, uniquely luxurious and relaxing place to stay