This old 1860's farmhouse was completely demolished then rebuilt. This route was less expensive that doing a full restoration and allowed the owners to incorporate large spaces, an atrium-style staircase area and underfloor heating - all these would have added enormous cost to a standard restoration. In just 1 month the house was demolished and the good materials (beams, floor tiles, roof tiles) were salvaged. The orientation of the house was altered to maximise the spectacular views of the Sibillini mountains and the sunset. The rebuild took 11 months; the family moved back into the new house just 51 weeks after the original demolition. Here is a summary of the works undertaken which can be seen in the photos in the gallery below: Demolition. New foundations. Creation of the concrete 'slabs' on which the new house would sit. Adding 'igloos' for ventilation to the ground floor. Formation of internal decorative arches. Breeze block construction of new internal and external walls. Anti-seismic additions were added to the structure. Laying underfloor heating. Insulating external walls and the roof. Brick and stone house fascia and also some internal walls too. Laying plumbing and electrical systems plus burglar alarm. External lighting. Gas tank located in field. Building new fireplace and flue. Installing hand-forged railings inside and outside. Fitting of new internal and external doors. Kitchen and 5 bathrooms fitted out. Travetino floors and cotto laid throughout. Building swimming pool and surrounding terrace.
This was a major upgrade to a habitable house. Here is what we undertook: The house was completely rewired and re-plumbed. New heating was incorporated. The ground floor cantina was converted into a large and glorious living room. A new kitchen was fitted. Two new bathrooms were fitted. New internal and external doors were fitted. New flooring was laid. The house was painted internally.
View photos Casa Castignano project
This client bought a ready-restored house for its exterior charm and spectacular views however the interior was not to their taste, plus they wanted a new ground floor bedroom suite. Here is what we undertook: The interior was stripped out. New electrical and plumbing systems were laid. Industrial-style air conditioning was added. Several internal walls had a fascia of old stones added. Three marble bathrooms were fitted out and a fourth in Travetino. The extension was built for a suite comprising bedroom, dressing room, bathroom. Anti-seismic additions were added to the structure. New wooden stairs were hand-made. A steel balustrade and balcony railings were hand-forged. Resin floors were poured throughout, with the exception of a stripped oak floor laid in the study area. Floor to ceiling wardrobes were fitted in the dressing area. The interior was painted. All interior and exterior doors were replaced. A handmade kitchen was fitted. Linen curtain panels were hung. New lighting was fitted. The result is a unique house with a charming and traditional stone exterior, whilst the interior is cool and modern.
View photos Casa Tolentino project
We have worked with this client for 6 years, doing new phases of work as their budget allowed.They finally took up residence in the Spring of 2017. Here is what we have undertaken: The house was stripped out of rotten wood and broken floors. New electrics and plumbing were installed. A new roof was built using insulation. Anti-seismic additions were added to the structure. New floors were laid. New block and plasterboard walls were created as required. External and internal doors were fitted. The entire exterior of the house was repaired and repointed. A Termocamino was fitted which will power the hot water and heating systems. Hand-forged railings were fitted internally and externally. Three bathrooms were fully fitted. A kitchen was hand-built. The interior was painted. A portico was built round 2 sides of the house. There will be a swimming pool and landscaping done in Autumn 2017.