The house is set within a mature olive grove with views in all directions. To the south is the historic town of Citta Della Pieve with its fantastic brick towers. To the north are open views to a distant lake. The project involved reforming the interior spaces of the main house and creating guest accommodation in the outbuildings
The main house was re-planned with courtyards and a glazed entrance. A concrete tray was formed around the perimeter of the house with the addition of a contemporary pergola. The owner, one of Britain’s best known and successful designers played a major part in what was a highly creative and enjoyable collaboration between architect, landscape architect, and interior designer. The house is set within extensive grounds, which have been set out to a design by Arne Maynard.