Having burned foundations several years ago, this 300 year old farmhouse in the province of Le Marche, Italy, was restored and built from the outset. The renovation took four years for the Casa Olivi called as and responsibility were the Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron. The course work is overseen by the relevant tax office Antiquities of Italy as the building is listed.
The architects did a great job both outside and inside the house where minimalism was the first reason. Spacious, airy and breathtaking scenery, the villa Casa Olivi spans three floors. The living area is downstairs while the other two floors house five bedrooms with their own bathrooms. The pen that had the house has been converted into luxurious guest house, and the trump of the house is a huge outdoor kitchen underneath an idyllic pergola with table for 12 people and grills.
The external architecture of 300 years has maintained and complemented by modern touches. The villa is located on a hill and has a panoramic view of the area. The renewal was on the basis that it is listed that does not impose any restrictions to select the highest quality materials and ultra modern bathrooms as is Phillipe Starck or the art kitchen. Mostly, however, the unique rectangular pool, elevated slightly from the level of the house, so beautifully serene! The covered outdoor kitchen and dining area is ideal for eco, summer meals and barbeque party!
The entire exterior is lined with stone and the colors of the furniture is white and the color of the wood to be in complete harmony with the natural place. Our beamed ceiling have been retained in full and furniture moving in graceful geometric forms and earthy or neutral colors not to interfere in historical significance and architecture of the villa. The bedrooms are spacious, modern and extremely minimal since the only view can not be substituted by any unnecessary luxury!
The only modern touch is possibly the sophisticated stainless steel cuisine. The monastic dining room with white chairs fit perfectly with the high ceilinged room with stone. It’s amazing how airy house shows internally, perfect for warm Mediterranean summer days. Equally white but more low ceiling, the living room is an oasis of comfort. A second living room surrounds a built in fireplace, making your home weatherproof. Instead of curtains, linen cloths are placed on the windows and on the sofas.
By Nicole P.