The house is less than 600 m away from Camaiore and is nestled in a small valley surrounded by a scenic part of the Apuan Alps, an olive grove and a forest from which partridges and wild rabbits come out early in the morning. In the evening the garden is lit by a small bell tower of the village of Pedona.
In summer, it’s quite fresh in the house thanks to the sea breeze that arrives from the hill in front of the swimming pool.
The owner of the house has turned ruins into a cosy and charming place, beyond the usual rustic Tuscan style. The project was designed by the owner’s daughter – an architect who has signed numerous projects and published her works in Italy and abroad: she emphasised the light in wide spaces having made them even brighter thanks to the old white painted beams and old rosy terracotta discovered on a French farm. A large iron bookcase, which continues downstairs through the glass of the floor, is inserted in a cube of river stones that break the linearity of the walls in front of the study corner. Large windows, which make the walls almost invisible, give the impression of living in the middle of the plants.
The property consists of three different units: the main house and two guest houses. Each guest house has a spacious bedroom and a large bathroom to give the possibility to enjoy holidays and free time together while preserving everyone’s privacy. The main house has an enormous open space that includes a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a very big kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double bedroom in the attic. There is also a garden and a covered veranda ideal for lunches and dinners for numerous friends.
The tavern below, heated in winter, has a bathroom-laundry, bathroom with a shower, an ironing room and many other rooms.
The house and the annexes are equipped with heating, alarm system and home automation.
The garden includes a small olive grove, many fruit trees and space for a large vegetable garden. In total, the land is about 10,000 m2.
The main house has a large pool with salty water (15x4m) and a lighting system.
A special corten-steel gate designed by the architect closes the property.
Three large tanks for rainwater are used to water the garden automatically.