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Sophisticated and stylish Soldati House, Tuscany, Italy


Milan-based architect Victor Vasilev has redesigned the interior of a 90s property in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy. The minimalist property oozes style and sophistication at its best.

According to the architects: “The house was built in the 90s, without design ambitions. The owners wanted the interior to look ‘Milanese’, i.e. ‘ultramodern’. I decided on a complete overhaul, appreciating the space potential on three floors. This is not a weekend retreat but a family house and the aim was to create a contemporary domestic environment functional in every aspect. Travertine marble and Indonesian teak were chosen for the material palette.

“The design is based on the composition of simple square volumes. The custom-made furniture is integrated in the architecture of the luxury Italian villa. A few ‘classical’ design pieces enrich the interior.

:The final result is achieved by the interplay of space, materials, custom-made furniture and indirect lighting. It gives out the warm, white glow, which softens the interior.

“The family also wanted a spa area in the home. A sauna, a big bathtub for four and a massage area were constructed in the basement. A home cinema room with a folding screen was added.

“The master bedroom, the children’s bedrooms and a guest bedroom are on the first floor. The low bench in the master bedroom serves as a visual link with the bathroom, thus avoiding distinctly divided spaces. The black washbasin is designed to hide the mixer taps.”

Images courtesy of Adriano Pecchio


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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January 7, 2013 | Property | View comments

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