MARMO | 08-2021 - Pierattelli Architetture
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MARMO | 08-2021

Marmo dedicated a 12-page study to the Villa Il Gioiello project.

The hills of Florence, the Tuscan landscape, its suggestions. Villa il Gioiello is located in one of the most exclusive areas of the city, along a narrow and winding road bordered by characteristic irregular stone walls. The building complex, located near the historic center, belonged to the Vettori in the 1400s and 1500s: the restoration project by Pierattelli Architettura leaves its historical soul intact and gives rise to an evocative and contemporary single-family residence.

The intervention of the Florentine studio renews the structure, rebuilding and restoring the original elements, and gives the interior spaces new functions. If on the one hand the features of the era remain visible, on the other the rooms take on a new face through the play of surfaces and the skilful combination of natural materials such as marble, travertine and Canaletto walnut wood.

The project rediscovers and enhances the historicity of the environments, preserving the lived-in atmosphere thanks to a timely and accurate intervention.

The inclusion of new architectural elements, contemporary and functional, and custom-designed furnishings by the Florentine studio, creates a delicate and balanced contrast of memories, stories, encounters.

The villa thus presents itself as a place of timeless charm, the sum of stylistic and historical stratifications. History and signs of the time, together with the enveloping presence of the landscape, define the rooms distributed over five floors and a total area of ​​700 square meters. The spaces tell of a distant past through a sophisticated design interpretation. As large and airy as in the past, the rooms on the ground floor host the areas intended for conviviality: the living room, located in a spacious double-height hall and surmounted by a fascinating cross vault; the kitchen revisited with the warm tones of wood and the refined ones of marble; the dining room, open to the outside through three arched windows, includes a corten staircase designed by the studio and built by Niva, one of the most important producers of complex stairs in the world.

Most of the furnishings are custom made, designed by Pierattelli Architectures to integrate perfectly with the style and needs of the space. Colors, materials and geometries were chosen in accordance with the architectural project: the restoration is thus developed across multiple levels, ensuring stylistic continuity capable of making the entire project unique.

Handcrafted by Carimati Arredamenti, the furnishings are characterized by clean and essential lines: they fit into the interior with refinement and measure, harmoniously interacting with the existing buildings and architecture. Walnut wood, with its materiality and elegance, is combined with brass finishes, which give the accessories a further touch of refinement.

Pierattelli Architecture has dedicated the utmost attention to the design of the bathrooms that become welcoming places, with modern and luxurious features.

The master bathroom on the first floor is embellished with a two-tone coating: the chromatic contrast of the slightly veined Statuario Altissimo del Monte Altissimo marble and the Verde Alpi marble gives rise to a unique, unexpected and sophisticated environment. The warm tone of Canaletto walnut and the reflections of brass emphasize the welcoming atmosphere. The shower, designed by Michael Neumayr for Dornbracht, is equipped with the Aquamoon system, which produces four modes of water jets and scent emissions, offering a multisensory experience.

Marble is the main character of all the bathrooms in the villa. Travertine marble was chosen for both the cinema bathroom and the attic bathroom: in the first with a vertical grain counterblade, in the second a Nuvolato travertine cut into the pitch.

A candid white Arabescato Altissimo marble, characterized by strong veins, defines the service bathrooms and those of the children on the first floor.

An ancient material with a timeless elegance, the marble used for the villa is signed by Luce di Carrara.

Marble fits into the spaces designed by the Florentine studio with versatility and elegance. A material, but also a language that distinguishes the project: a unicum from which new and personal solutions are developed. Pierattelli Architecture has chosen Luce di Carrara marbles for the preciousness of the materials and the Made in Italy quality of the products, as well as for the brand’s ability to create customized and tailor-made solutions.