In the office area on the second floor, the vintage furnishings
In the office area on the second floor, the vintage furnishings include a carpenter’s table purchased in Tuscany and a Charles and Ray Eames chair.
The house is on protected land in a region called Maremma, which Lissoni describes as “a wild, lost paradise.” Just south of Grosseto, a handsome walled city with a profusion of medieval architecture, the property is nestled between two hills—climb one of them, and you can see the Tyrrhenian Sea a few miles to the west. Roses and apple trees are planted close to the house; nearby are vineyards, olive farms, and fields dotted with sheep and goats. In the preservation area, new buildings are allowed only if they replace existing structures. The villa, which was completed in 2012, has the same footprint as a 1950s house that Lissoni tore down.
In the master bedroom, the bed and bedside table are Lissoni designs, for Living Divani and Porro, respectively.
Tuscany is mild in every season, so the house is used on weekends and holidays throughout the year. An outer shell is made of thin concrete, which ensures that the building stays comfortable without heating or air-conditioning. The inside layer is of plasterboard. (Lissoni, a music lover, praises the house’s acoustics; Debussy and Jimi Hendrix sound equally good, he says.) Interior walls are kept to a minimum. สถาปนิก