Pair an 1887 farmhouse in the Italian countryside with architecture firm MIDE and you get an incredible mix of modern and rustic. Maintaining the original stone, brick and chestnut wood exterior, inside natural lime plaster was applied on the walls to highlight irregularities, original beams were exposed and ceilings bleached. The result is a dreamy blend of old and new.
This is the typical Italian country house, probably a family of farmers once lived in it. There are many houses similar to this all around Italy and I always thought it would be awesome to renovate it keeping the old features alive but with a sleek modern interior, it's a beautiful combination.
Jared Hayden says:
Ravishingly beautiful. Except for those damn Tom Dixon pendants again. Enough!