2017, Massarosa

Corsanico is a private villa that was born from the redevelopment of a cottage located inside a Tuscan estate originally composed of a stable with a built-in manger as well as small rooms and a fireplace on the first floor, a small room and a barn protected by a mandolata on the second floor.

The renovation has brought the ruin of rural origins towards a new life, as a villa, in the philological respect of the original architecture. Starting from an important structural intervention with underpinning to consolidate the stone envelope, the facades were restored thanks to the work of craftsmen skilled in traditional interventions while windows in the facade were recreated with a design that recaptured the original one. The floors and the roof have been restored with aged wood and with the use of recovery tiles; the systems were built at low temperatures, below the original terracotta floors and antique parquet installed, while natural lime was used for the plaster. All the structural elements – the arched parts, the stone masonry against the upper terrace, the patio, as well as the external staircase – were created from scratch following the classic characters and typologies of the buildings of the time.