17th Century Italian Villa
Once an agricultural property where livestock lived on the ground floor, this historic ruin experienced a massive transformation in 2015 to become one of the most stunning villas in the entire Tuscan Countryside.
Residing on the 4200 acre estate of Castello di Casole, the farmhouse was large but awkward, with small windows and obtrusive structural elements. Half of the home was a pile of rubble – having been abandoned for years – while the other half had no roof and was overgrown by trees and bushes. Strict local design guidelines forced the re-use of its existing footprint. Our efforts focused on re-imagining the function of each room based on the client’s needs, selecting finishes that were both rustic and refined, sourcing furniture and fabrics made in Italy and creating an outdoor living environment that would take advantage of the unobstructed views of neighboring hill top towns.
The unparalleled property now sits amongst 100 acres of sprawling olive groves and mature meandering gardens. The home includes a luxurious master suite, a large kitchen with reclaimed wood cabinetry, a separate butler’s kitchen, four guest bedrooms and a state-of-the-art gym, yoga and dance studio with a private couples massage room.
Architect and Developer: Timbers Resorts, Inc.