A2BC Architects merged ancient and modern in their overhaul of a crumbling farmhouse located on the terraced hillside of Cinque Terre in Liguria. 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.
Photographs by Giovanna Silva via A2BC Architects.
Above: Steel windows add a note of modernity to the ancient stone buildings.
Above: Polished concrete floors are a cohesive thread throughout the interiors.
Above: A minimalist fireplace adds warmth in the winter months.
Above: The only dash of color in the living areas is via a pair of persimmon-upholstered armchairs.
Above: A pale bedroom with white linens; a sanctuary in the summer months.
Above: Pale green closet doors add the only note of color.
Above: More persimmon, via bed linens.
Above: An original stone wall contrasts with the new structural elements.
Above: A view of the sloping hillside.