n old abandoned farmhouse, a couple and their three grownup children and finally some time to achieve a big dream: to live in the countryside surrounded by lots of green space. And so, after years of neglect, a wonderful property close to San Benedetto del Tronto, in the Marche region, central Italy, was brought back to life. The villa’s period facade has a surprise in store: a most dramatic, modern and refined interior.
The period farmhouse on top of the hill with its own chapel partly hidden by trees was love at first sight for our owners. The painstaking refurbishment was almost two years long. Overseen by the studio Arch.Doc, the renovation project preserved the building’s period features.
Endless reflections make the room appear larger and flood the drawing room/ dining room in natural light. The Mummy chairs, hand-bound using 55m long elastic polyester tape just like an embalmed skeleton, contrast with the baroque aesthetics of table and cupboard. Furniture sourced by Eusebi Arredamenti.
The conservation project contrasts spectacularly with the unconventional modern furniture. Firstly, our attention is captured by the red of the Mummy chairs bound like skeletons, then the mirrored table and cupboard which reflect contrasting aesthetics in a thousand different ways, from luxurious baroque to slight macabre decor. Our owners, who work in the fashion industry, desired a theatrical effect, and this was achieved successfully.
The minimal and functional kitchen is built around a double-width central island, Boffi Kitchen. Modern paintings which evoke seventeenth-century still-lives complement the colour scheme. Corallo chandelier by Driade.
This home extends over four floors. There’s enough space to have family and friends over, as well as holding work meetings. The furniture of each room was carefully chosen, from the basement room (left-hand side image) to the attic master bedroom. Each piece reflects our owners’ unconventionality and their desire to experiment with different shapes, textiles and materials.
Free spirited and dedicated to beauty, irreverent and with a strong personality, the rooms of this wonderful villa are the result of research which aims at breaking conventional boundaries. Our owners have infused their home with the same refinement of a tailor made dress to be worn directly on the skin.
Location: San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
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Via Pasubio 38
S Benedetto del Tronto (AP), Italy
Tel: 0039 0735 753322
Renovation and interior design project:
Studio Arch.Doc, Ascoli Piceno
Courtesy Eusebi Arredamenti
Credits Emilio Tremolada