What we are about to tell you is the restoration of a complex of Trulli in the heart of Valle d'Itria, a few kilometers from the beautiful baroque town of Martina Franca: a private house brought back to its original splendor thanks to a long and accurate work, which included the recovery of the structure and furnishings.
The work had as its starting point a series of elements essential to our restoration work:
- Absolute respect for natural and architectural elements
- Rigorous choices.
"In close collaboration and harmony with the client - says Francesco Serra - we decided to work on a conservative recovery that, while ensuring the re-functionalization of the Trulli, would respect the rural character of these buildings, continuing the path of our people who, with simplicity have destined the genius loci of the Itria Valley. We believe, for over 40 years, that everything that is the essence of the ancient structure must remain so".
And so the state of the places has been re-evaluated, bringing the house back to its origin: all the materials have been recovered, integrating them - where it was not possible - with other valuable ones, giving priority to stone, wood, and iron.
On the outside, we intervened with small maintenance works and the realization of a cavity to isolate the building and reduce the rising damp.
Inside, a spartan house, where the recovery reveals for each place in the house - from the kitchen to the living area, from the bathroom to the two bedrooms - its original vocation, gently bringing together new things, finding the way of harmonious coexistence. As in the alcoves or in the different levels connected by stairs that create a surprise effect in the passage between the rooms.
The systems have been realized following the same path: the heating is ensured by recovering the old cast iron radiators, while for the electrical system we opted for an exposed system, entirely made with twisted electrical cables, in pure vintage style.