Renovated Italian Villa

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Renovated by XiT Architetti Associati in 2011, this Italian villa graces the sunny countryside of Oderzo. The architects removed previous additions, exposing the original structure, which dates back to the early 1800s. Then, they polished the house inside and out, transforming it into a contemporary family home. The exterior nods to historical styles while emboldening the look with details such as steel-framed arches. Inside, the house stays with a neutral palette, which helps to blend nostalgic touches, such as the rafters, with the newer elements, such as the wine fridge. The architects also made the large home more energy-efficient, installing large windows, skylights, and a PV system. Today, the house relies entirely on solar power.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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