Casa Morelli – a vacation home in Tuscany

Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2023 by KiM

Casa Morelli is a vacation home in the hills of Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, completely restored by Holzrausch and extended with a spacious outdoor area. The center of the house is now a modern, open living-dining area with a kitchen. A large panoramic window that can be opened completely, combined with specially handcrafted cotto floors, creates a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and allows views of the rolling Chianti hills. In the spirit of reducing the variety of materials as much as possible, cotto is also used as a wall covering in the showers, by the fireplace and in the kitchens. Wood paneling in bog oak, washbasins made of solid travertine blocks, and slightly iridescent wall plastering emphasize the handcrafted character of the house. The freestanding furniture was specially designed and hand-built by Klaus Lichtenegger. 

Old (15th century!) and new blending together so perfectly and effortlessly. This home is an exceptional example of this and the dark tones, earthy elements and minimal approach throughout add such a dramatic and modern elegance. And worth a look at the before photos here to see how far it came.

Barb says:

Beautiful design, exquiste views,
but would not like sip my expresso
in the morning with the rouge gallery.

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