Castello La Camilluccia

Posted on Sun, 28 May 2023 by KiM

Castle “La Camilluccia”, dating from the end of 1700 and later expanded with a restoration work by the surveyor Ettore Bobbio, is located in the hilly area of Novara, about ten minutes from Borgomanero and Lake Orta, near big cities like Milan and Novara and Malpensa airport. Inside the Castle there is an ancient frescoed hall characterised by a stairwell that leads to the bedroom upstairs. The Castle welcomes its guests in the living rooms with fireplaces and frescoes on the walls on the ground floor, where there is also a guest bathroom, kitchen, dining room and studio located in the base of the tower and a terrace overlooking the garden. The sleeping area on the first floor hosts the master bedroom with private sitting room, a second double bedroom and two other bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor has been completely renovated and has now become a unique apartment including entrance hall, living room, small study in the tower, kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. The finishes are mostly made of wood and frescoes as the principal elements that remind to the typical colours of the lands of Piedmont, the exposed brick and wrought iron that frames the stairwells.
This castle is a little over the top, but if you were in the position to buy a castle in Italy, shouldn’t it be? For sale via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty. Exterior photo via PrimeLocation.

A preserved and renovated 1920s Tudor

Posted on Thu, 25 May 2023 by KiM

There’s something so charming, stately and old-world about Tudor homes that I just can’t get enough. This stunner in Dallas was carefully restored and updated and has such incredible features inside and out. I am in love with every single detail. Hats off to Sees Design and Maestri Studio for really doing this wonderful home justice. Photos: Studio-Woodstock & Jenifer McNeil Baker.

Guest cottage blues

Posted on Thu, 25 May 2023 by KiM

This Litchfield, Connecticut guest house is the cutest little thing! It’s got country cottage vibes and really soothing shades of blue. I found details about this sweet pad you can check out here. Designed by Studio Dorion.

Bettencourt Lodge

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2023 by KiM

I have been following Matthew and Rick Bettencourt of Bettencourt Manor on IG for some time now and have been in love with their style – it’s earthy, rustic, vintage, geometric, contemporary….a little of everything rolled into this most wonderful package. They bought a 1400 sq ft log cabin in the Kawarthas (Omemee, On.) as an all-season escape from city life and the 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Bettencourt Lodge is now available on Airbnb for an escape of your own! It is an absolutely stunning getaway in both summer and winter.

An interior inspired by the exterior

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2023 by KiM

Taking advantage of Southern California’s ideal weather and lush gardens by bringing those vibes inside in this redesigned home by Peter Dunham. There’s a sense of elegance but casual at the same time. And I am smitten with the little potting shed space that was created under the poolhouse stairs. Photos: Sam Frost. Architect: Forest Studio.