This old 1860's farmhouse was completely demolished then rebuilt. This route was less expensive that doing a full restoration and allowed the owners to incorporate large spaces, an atrium-style staircase area and underfloor heating - all these would have added enormous cost to a standard restoration. In just 1 month the house was demolished and the good materials (beams, floor tiles, roof tiles) were salvaged. The orientation of the house was altered to maximise the spectacular views of the Sibillini mountains and the sunset. The rebuild took 11 months; the family moved back into the new house just 51 weeks after the original demolition. Here is a summary of the works undertaken which can be seen in the photos in the gallery below: Demolition. New foundations. Creation of the concrete 'slabs' on which the new house would sit. Adding 'igloos' for ventilation to the ground floor. Formation of internal decorative arches. Breeze block construction of new internal and external walls. Anti-seismic additions were added to the structure. Laying underfloor heating. Insulating external walls and the roof. Brick and stone house fascia and also some internal walls too. Laying plumbing and electrical systems plus burglar alarm. External lighting. Gas tank located in field. Building new fireplace and flue. Installing hand-forged railings inside and outside. Fitting of new internal and external doors. Kitchen and 5 bathrooms fitted out. Travetino floors and cotto laid throughout. Building swimming pool and surrounding terrace.
Read a description of the total renovation: