Farmhouse with heated pool in Val d’Orcia

Beautiful farmhouse surrounded by nature, renovated internally and externally with the construction of a new heated pool.

The building presented itself as a single building on two levels, the ground floor, as in most of the Tuscan farms, was used as a shelter for animals.

Before the renovation work, the structure was in a state of neglect. Some parts of its structure had partially collapsed and were damaged.

The recovery operation has preserved the volume, the type of distribution, the materials and the structural shape of the original building, while implementing all the changes necessary to obtain high energy, functional and comfort results.

The materials present on site were recycled as far as possible. When this was not possible, the building’s finishes were realised with solutions and materials characteristic of southern Tuscany.

The materials come entirely from quarries, producers and local artisans, to maintain the strong and characteristic identity of the place and the harmony with the surrounding nature.

This project is strongly oriented towards sustainability and energy self-sufficiency.

  • Place Sarteano, Tuscany, Italy
  • Nationality of the client South Africa
  • Delivery year 2011
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