NOTE : on GoogleMaps, search for ...Pagiano dei Guerrazzi, 58036 Roccaterighi GR, Italy.
Done up last years by the owners, one of them a Danish architect based in London, this is a 200 year old farmhouse set on a hill top with incredible peace, incredible views, and if we may say so, a special have named it "Rustico Moderno". We have restored the old beams and old stone house, but rather than a fussy country style, we have given it a modern loft-like feel : occasional steel beams, metal windows, danish furniture. Al the materials are the traditional ones, and the rustic feel in a loft like situation is really special, if we may say so...
There are two terraces for eating and sunset time, which is where you will spend most of your time. Views are 100% free of any road, car, lamppost or vestige of our normal busy world! There is a castle top on Momtemassi which light up at night, and we have lights on some of the trees so that at night time, you FEEL the valley.
The bottom floor we have opened up so it is 100m2 of interconnecting space, that is three living rooms areas + kitchen. If we had wanted to make the space more fantastic, we could not - we were so lucky to find the original flag stones and even the original olive mill stones as the farm was the local olive mill at the time. These mill stones we have used as the base of the fireplace, which isoprene to two of the living spaces.
On the top floor there are three big bedrooms, all traditional cotton floors ( with underfloor heating for winter days), but the main feature is the bathroom. It is HUGE, and it is such a luxury to spend time there. In fact we sacrificed a bedroom so that we could get a really special bathroom!
The grounds are roughly 1kmx1km, so it takes an hour to walk through our land. We have 164 olive trees, all in production. And there are figs, pears, apples, plums, cherries and fantastic apricots. The part below the house is what you will enjoy most, that we keep well maintained.