Friday, 15 February 2008
House on Lake Garda. Italy
After restoration, this 15th century house has come to life and become as comfortable as modern ones. Its new owner, a professional sportsman, has decided to preserve its original look. Walls, the roof and partitions have been reinforced. Natural materials such as tile, ceramics and marble have been used in reconstruction, too. The doors and windows are made of oak and metal. On the first floor there are friendly and cozy guest-rooms. On the second floor are bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining- and a living-room. One of the owner's hobbies is repairing. Almost every piece of furniture and accessories in the house are his creations. "Comfort and rationality" might well be the motto of the house: no luxury, no special decor. There are only natural colors and materials that make the modern house a peasant's dwelling.