The project starts from the renovation of a villa on the Florentine hill designed at the beginning of the 70s. The property, while enjoying a breathtaking view over the city of Florence, had no architectural quality. The inside spaces were extremely split up and the full/empty ratio of the front elevations made the property little harmonic and appealing.
The intervention requested by the new owners was to completely rethink the property, reducing the number of rooms and making some spaces usable, such as the basement. We therefore proposed and implemented a project that would take its cue from a new internal functional planimetric structure and then rebalance the volume of the house starting from the almost total elimination of the pitched roof through the creation of a flat roof with the insertion of large skylights.
The position of the house combined with its large surface area suggested particular attention in emphasizing the views of the city as well as following the solar trend through the construction of large openings.
The study of the interior spaces was also completed with the almost entire design of the furnishings, the insertion of boiserie and the sliding panels in order to reach a contemporary and refined atmosphere.
The use of large sliding windows has made the internal and external spaces even more related to the point of making the garden on the Florence side and its swimming pool an integral part of the house.
The basement was then completely renovated with the addition of a 1.5 x 7 meter swimming pool, a gym, a changing room and a cinema room.
The last operation was to redevelop the street-side entrance through the use of a brick and stone texture which concludes the complete redevelopment of the property, giving it a new contemporary identity.
Client: Private customer
Location: Via dei Massoni, Florence
Surface: 3,500 sq.m. (garden area), 750 sq.m., (internal area)
Status: Built, 2017 – 2018
Photo: by Neatstudio team