Old barn becomes young architect’s budget, elegant home-studio

Alfredo Vanotti wanted to recover the old barn his grandfather had built 100 years ago in his village's now- center. Working on a tight and mostly his, and his father's, labor, he began to turn the former cow stable and hay into a home for himself and his daughter, and the garage into his home-studio.


  1. Beautiful! I wonder what it would cost to purchase one of the other homes that have been abandoned. Love the stone walls of his home with the modern touches.

  2. been thinking of a “shudder” wal like that . one side burnt dark , other side stained white . TO absorb heat in winter and reflect in summer

  3. I like this because I always seek ways to build a single person home because I will never marry. I want like a 1500 sq ft to 2000 sq ft loft style home with 1 or 2 bed rooms and this is giving me some type inspiration before building it.

  4. Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. An absolutely gorgeous design, most of the original features have been kept — which is lovely — and the views from the house are stunning. He did an amazing job to create such a lovely home!!! Love this!

  5. I can’t help but love Italy. And the Italians have life sussed. Its a way of life I love so much and the nicest people, I’m moving there.

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