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Category : Our Home

19 Feb 2016

OUR HOME – FAMILY SIZE

In a quiet, green hilly area, not very far from the inhabited center, there lies the ‘villetta’, chosen for this issue of Our Home, that since last September has been lived in by a family of four. The home, with an independent entry, obviously, is on two levels: it is energy-efficient thanks to lights and led located in various places (take note of the spotlights and led strips), floor heating, the photovoltaic panels and solar panels. By Marco Polchi On the […]

10 Dec 2015

A ship in the city

The apartment to which a couple moved just a few months ago with two children is very new. The soft, sinuous lines that characterize the structure of the small villa are visible even from the outside. by Lucia Fiorucci The architecture mixes with the design of the furnishings, some custommade, others chosen with care and taste. The curves of the walls and of the particulars are harmonious with the materials and the light, which comes in abundance through the large […]

22 Oct 2015

CHIC IN THE HILLS

by Lucia Fiorucci It’s a small villa in the Tiber Valley countryside, the one where Sonia and Gianluca have been living for a few days, right after their return from their honeymoon. The work had begun many years ago, under the supervision of Gianluca and thanks to the expert hands of his uncle. Then Sonia came in and besides giving a very feminine touch, she was fundamental in choosing furnishings and finishings. If Gianluca loves black, then Sonia likes warm […]

18 Aug 2015

The White House

Besides the stone stairway, one can also reach the second floor of Palazzo Tartarini in the glass and white aluminium lift, with its parquet floor and mirror on the back wall. The elevator comes out directly in the kitchen thus becoming an indispensable part of the furniture. by Lucia Fiorucci The apartment is part of a palazzo which dates back to 1200, and was bought a few years ago by Elena’s parents. The building was in a major state of […]

19 Jun 2015

Our Home – Country Loft

The novelty of this house can be seen from the outside. Set in the middle of a wooded hillside, the stairs leading up to the entrance are rooved with long wooden strips, useful both in summer and winter to absorb the strongest rays of the sun or protect from the most inclement weather.  On the top floor we find ourselves in a residential complex over three levels, in classic 80’s style. The apartment, built by demolishing an old attic and […]

17 Apr 2015

Our Home – Comfortable ELEGANCE

An old, closed and oppressive apartment has recently been converted by a young couple with two children, into a bright and cosy apartment. The living area has become a bright open space with large windows containing, almost without interruption, the kitchen, dining room, living room and study – giving a sense of continuity to the spaces; the dark wooden floors throughout the apartment provide visual continuity. The grey Modulnova kitchen is very practical, and the greys and browns of the […]

18 Feb 2015

CONTEMPORARY SIXTEENTH CENTURY – our home

In Citta di Castello’s historic town centre, a sixteenth century building has regained its former glory thanks to the research and commitment of Cecilia. Over the years the residence had become a maze of divisions that concealed its true nature. Not being afraid to experiment, she has managed, with the help of an architect, to infuse the ancient soul of Palazzo Tiberti with a contemporary spirit. The result is an elegant, 3 story home; on the first is the living area, […]

17 Dec 2014

Games of Light – Our Home

Three years ago, a family of four (husband, wife and two daughters), decided to swop their small apartment for a much more spacious one. This allowed them to give free rein to their desire for space and comfort. Convenience and ease of management were the basis for their choice of home. The living area is very spacious and bright, thanks to a large window overlooking a lovely park and the sophisticated play of light on the ceiling. The protagonists here […]

17 Oct 2014

Blue Design – Our Home

Riccardo and Luciana chose a late ‘70s apartment for their first home as a married couple. With Architect Eleonora Ricci from Città di Castello, they demolished the abundant interior partitions, sanded and treated the original parquet flooring, and renovated the apartment according to contemporary trends in design, and their needs and tastes as a young couple. The living area has become a large and functional open space, where the colour blue acts as a unifier. The kitchen has large counters […]

01 Sep 2014
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From Mexico to Tuscany – Our Home the Mag N11

text by Lucia Fiorucci Even from the entrance cloister of this portion of the Convent of Mary Magdalene, the atmosphere is enticing, and is made even more fascinating by the layers of history, culture and architectural details that Ricardo Mendez has used in creating his apartment, whilst leaving the original structure visible. The winning idea of the Mexican photographer was to create both intimate and permeable spaces, such as with the passage way. Too large to be just a thoroughfare, […]

21 Jun 2013

Our Home – Josh & Virginia

Josh Bacon is perhaps the most handsome man in the valley. His good looks and ready smile make him particularly pleasant to be around. His landscaping business “Joshua Tree Gardens” has put him in regular contact with people from both the foreign and local communities and this is one of the things we like about him here at The Mag. Josh is married to the lovely Virginia, and together they live in a beautiful countryside home in the Monterchi area […]

09 Apr 2013

Our Home – Michele Thyne

In 2004 an Exodus of U.S citizens was reported in the media. Michele Thyne was among this number of discontented citizens. They were essentially frustrated by the political situation: the second election of George W. Bush as President; the creeping infringement of civil liberties implied in the Patriot Act which followed the 9/11 attacks; 30 years of hard won environmental law being weakened, and a war in Iraq started under false pretenses. “It was leave, or contract high blood pressure.” […]