— Tell us a bit about the history of the villa and the interior design.
We wanted to preserve all that was original and of historic value but at the same time really infuse the home with contrasting elements of modernist design. We used materials and furnishings that felt noble and elegant and in a way are almost the modern versions of the old elements.”
— Mazzini 31 pool area
— How would you describe the atmosphere at Mazzini 31?
There’s a touch of whimsical that we always like to infuse our projects with, to make them unexpected and intriguing, and this is particularly true in this house. The original rooms are so well proportioned and lovely that one feels comfortable and poetically inspired just being in them.”
— Please tell us a bit about the villa rental’s rooms and facilities.
The original dining room became a library that opens onto an eat-in kitchen with a dining table in the old maid’s quarters. From there you get on the beautiful terrace overlooking the valley. The original living room has a fireplace and some of the best frescoed ceilings and is a very serene and elegant space. And of course right below it is the pool and spa.
I love the flow of the house and the open feel of the circulation between all the rooms. I wish homes were still designed this way!”
— Tell us more about the stunning swimming pool and spa at the villa.
During renovation we found areas of the floor that looked cemented. As we removed the cement we discovered 2 underground caves carved into the stone, perfectly preserved. There were still old bottles of wine and barrels in there! We cleaned up the caves, restored the beautiful stairs and converted the larger of the two into a wine cellar for our vacation guests’ use. The entire spa area has in-floor radiant heat so even in the dead of winter this will be the most enjoyable pool around.”
— Mazzini 31 terrace
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