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villa renovation in Montaione. IT
executive project and direction
date: september 2003
client: private
quantities: 1125m2
villa renovation in Iano (PI)  
The project includes the restoration and renovation of the Villa California, an eclectic design by architect Manfredi (World Exhibition 1905). The interior frescoes, which reflect a wide range of historical inspirations, have been uncovered and restored. The villa is currently used as a bed and breakfast, so all of the rooms have been provided with their own facilities. Rather than inserting self-contained bathrooms, the fixtures are included as ‘furnishings’, i.e. freestanding in the rooms, according to the northern European preference. The private area of the villa was renovated and modernised with the same premise of creating a dialogue between the original and the newer, more modern linear style. The garden has been renovated and equipped with terraces, a pool and areas for playing bocce.