February 28, 2011

Refurbishment _ Marche, Italy

 This villa in the Marche countryside was in need of some tender loving care. And it sure got some! The swiss based architecture team Wespi De Meuron gave it just the resuscitation it needed. It is now a very beautiful and luxurious home with a guesthouse and swimming pool. 
The countryside of Marche is becoming more and more popular amoungst foreign tourists looking for an unspoilt beautiful landscape with marvoulous medievil city centres. The landscape is simular to that of Tuscany with bellowing colourful hills and valleys. Also the region is on the adriatic coast which means that even if you are inland you can reach the coast relativley quickly. Many abandoned villas can be found in the rural parts and they are a popular buy amoungst foreign buyers looking for a bit of history when investing in a home to spend their summers. One could say it's thanks to many of these foreign buyers that these houses are getting restored. 
The Umbau haus of Treia, Marche is one of those. As one aproaches the villa one sees an amazing outdoor area with a swimmingpool and a covered outdoor kitchen and seating area overlooking the pool and lovely vineyards. The guesthouse is also situated in a seperate small building linked by this same outdoor space. When entering the villa one is overwhelmed by the light. The bricks have been cleaned and dusted with white chalk. All the indoor furniture, floors and walls are also white letting the sunlight to reflect on every possible surface. The open floorplan also allows both light and air to flow freely from one end to the other. In the master bedroom one has the bathtub in the room whereas the other bathroom facilities are in an adjacent bathroom. The kitchen is ultra modern almost industrial with its stainless steel surfaces and gas stove. The furniture is of latest design and in general the aproach is very minimalistic.

So if you are looking into investing in an Italian dream villa in the countryside, Marche is the place to look! And I'd be more than happy to help you find, refurbish and design your dream home!

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