The renovation of a 1950s vacation house in Tuscany


The project has transformed a 265 sqm 1950s house in Versilia, Tuscany, into a comfortable, contemporary home by intervening in the façades’ volume, expanding the spaces, redesigning their layout, and introducing different styles and colours.


The result is a simple yet elegant holiday home with permeable spaces and a Mediterranean atmosphere. The dialogue created between the house, garden, and outdoor spaces (550 sq.m) is the highlight of the entire project.

The large windows and glass doors create continuity with the outdoor deck and surrounding greenery, adding depth to the living room, which, this way, becomes twice as big during the warm seasons. 


The rooms have a common style expressed in precise details. Examples include the woven rattan ceiling panels on the ground floor and outdoor areas, the bleached oak flooring throughout the house and the deck’s white terracotta tiles.


A Mediterranean palette, ranging from honey to caramel and from light brown to beige, has been used for the furnishings, floors, wall coverings, and exteriors ensurign an elegant, light-flooded setting where to enjoy a slower pace of life.


Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino
Sabrina Sala


Paolo Valentini