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Contemporary La Marche Villa, Italy

Caviano-based design studio Wespi de Meuron Architekten has restored this 300-year-old farmhouse located in the town of Treia, in the province of Macerata in Marche, Italy.

Completed in 2010 after a four year restoration project, the contemporary farmhouse can sleep up to 11 people.

According to the architects: “The rural property lies in a hilly landscape about 12 km from the town of Treia. The 300-year-old farmhouse has three storeys and part of the main building was damaged by a fire in 1995. The outer facade of the contemporary Italian farmhouse is protected by the municipal authority. The complex was completed by two smaller volumes of one level only: the first was a herd and a furnace, the other one was a cantilever roof barn.

“The project brief was to renovate and transform the property into a contemporary Italian farmhouse and holiday home, with an attached guest house and pool. The masonry has been largely preserved and restored, whereas all the wood structure were replaced.

The new white interior surfaces help with reflection of light, giving the feeling of openness.” Images courtesy of Hannes Henz.

Le Marche Villa can be booked all year round from 4,200€ to 8,400€ per week, depending on season. Rental is Saturday to Saturday only.

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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March 21, 2012 | Property | View comments

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