A couple with three children give a new lease of life to a seventeenth-century property thanks to the Brescia-based studio Flussocreativo.
A seventeenth-century farmhouse in Cellatica, nestled in the hills of Franciacorta in the province of Brescia, has been brought back to life by a couple with three children thanks to the Brescia-based studio Flussocreativo, led by two designers, Gianfranco Di Costanzo and Daniel Facchetti. “The brief we were given by the owners,”Daniel Facchetti tells Ville&Casali, “was to create a modern home in keeping with its historic roots”. The project involved the complete renovation of the foundations and roofs, as well as installing a new staircase joining the ground floor to the first. This allowed for the installation of five Velux windows, flooding the farmhouse with light and air.
A middle floor or mezzanine housing two children’s bedrooms and bathroom act as the glue binding the ground floor and the top floor together.
The almost 200-square metre farmhouse is accessed by crossing a cobblestone inner courtyard, through a Secco Sistemi glass door that, with the help of the portico, acts as a bioclimatic greenhouse. The living area is in the shape of a triangle, with the dining area connecting to both the living room and the kitchen. A double resin staircase with glass balaustrades lit by LED strips lead to the bedrooms, split between the mezzanine and the top floor housing the master suite. As Facchetti explains, “light colours were chosen for both the flooring and the walls to draw the eye to the ancient brick vaulted ceilings”. All the furniture was designed and made by the design studio Flussocreativo. The whole farmhouse was insulated with internal false walls and rock wool, while the original parts of the property were also restored to their former glory.
Text by Marcella Guidi