A Whitewashed Italian Farmhouse with Just a Dash of Color by

Issue 31 · Height of Summer · August 3, 2015

A Whitewashed Italian Farmhouse with Just a Dash of Color

Issue 31 · Height of Summer · August 3, 2015

A2BC Architects merged ancient and modern in their overhaul of a crumbling farmhouse on the terraced hillside of Cinque Terre, in Liguria, Italy. They shored up the existing structure, plastered the interiors, replaced the flooring with polished concrete throughout, and added black steel windows to frame the views.

Photography by Giovanna Silva, courtesy of A2BC Architects.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Exterior Entry

Above: Steel windows add a note of modernity to the old stone building.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Kitchen

Above: Polished concrete floors are a cohesive thread throughout the interior.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Dining Room

Above: A minimalist fireplace and bentwood chairs add warmth to the dining area.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Living Room

Above: The only dash of color in the living areas comes via a pair of persimmon-upholstered armchairs.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista White Bedroom

Above: A sanctuary in the summer months: a pale bedroom with white linens.

A2BC Architects White Bedroom Green Closet Remodelista

Above: Light green closet doors add a note of color.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Bedroom

Above: In another bedroom, more persimmon, via bed linens.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Bedroom 2

Above: An original stone wall contrasts with the new structural elements.

A2BC Farmhouse Remodelista Exterior

Above: A view of the sloping hillside.

For another skillfully updated Italian farmhouse, see House Tour: Pastels Go Rustic in a 17th-Century Masseria. And Gardenista presents One More Reason to Visit Italy: The World's Biggest Vertical Garden.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 6, 2013, as part of our Low-Key Fashion issue.

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