London, United Kingdom, October 29, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Ville Degli Olivi, in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy is a rustic 18th century stone house which overlooks the surrounding, stunning, countryside. It is located in the heart of the village, perched on a cliff, with a large olive tree garden and a heated swimming pool.
The common staircase boasts an original vaulted ceiling and the apartment itself has handsome solid wood doors with 18th century style iron hinges produced by local artisans.
Windows are solid wood in an antique style but double glazed for high energy efficiency and the proper certifications.
There are hand made traditionally produced terra cotta floors with an antique appearance created by the use of reclaimed tiles and a special mixture of raw materials and a particular treatment process similar to the original ancient process.
There are also exposed stone walls and a spectacular vaulted ceiling which has been meticulously refurbished.
Waxed reclaimed wood has been used as flooring in the bedrooms and close attention has been given to the terra cotta window shelves, arched niches and wooden beams.
The bathroom boasts a handsome stone washbasin on a solid wooden shelf and tiles are of antique travertine.
In addition to the aesthetic perspective, the hidden technology includes an underfloor heating and cooling system, magnified by dehumidifiers for your well-being.
Utilities are remotely controlled allowing you to switch on the heating the day before you arrive for efficient home management, also by the Management company who looks after these homes. This is also useful if you intend to rent the property. Also the added facility of the entrance door opening with keys or a code means people can easily check in at midnight.
The furniture in the apartment combines old with traditional style, shabby chic, furniture. If you decide to use Realitalia Furniture Package you can have an unlimited choice of colors, materials and designs for your kitchen which is a mix of industrial/artisan production leaving you room for customization.
From an eco-perspective, all materials are sourced locally where possible.
Concluded Luca, “As Italians we care deeply about our buildings and it is very important to us that older style homes are enhanced with love and devotion as we renovate. This extends from the build to the furnishings”.
Luca continues “Sustainability is also high on our list of priorities and these homes have been designed to save energy with high levels of insulation, quality wiring and plumbing and hidden solar panelling. The homes are designed for high energy certifications despite them being a restoration.
Local materials have been used where possible or produced locally, such as the cotto tiles for the floor. Most important these homes are designed and fully furnished off plan in a way the use of customized furniture is minimal and use of space is at best, this is one of the priorities of Realitalia Intelligent Design, which translates into great savings for our Owners.”
Realitalia creates homes for the joy of living – homes with vision. We create the home you’ve always dreamt of, shaped around your own individual needs and tastes.