Casa Morelli is a Tuscan farmhouse like you’ve never seen before

A historic shell envelops minimalist interiors

Rustic architecture gets a whole new look at this farmhouse in Chianti, where striking minimalism belies the building’s 300 years of history.

The setting might be rural – with Casa Morelli located at the end of a dirt road in the heart of the Tuscan countryside – but the home is surprisingly polished. Its huge central living space is dotted with design pieces and opens straight onto the outside, via a wall of glazed doors. Overhead, sandblasted chestnut beams add an artful element to the rustic.

Parts of the building date back to the 16th century, but Casa Morelli has received a full refurb in late 2019, with tiled floors, minimalist light fittings and acres of open space creating a contemporary atmosphere inside.

Guests can enjoy a dip in the outside pool and then barbecue on the terrace while soaking up views of the Chianti hills, as well as the nearby vineyards and olive groves. Casa Morelli starts at €358 a night via Welcome Beyond and has enough space to sleep six.

Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist
Photography: Oliver Jaist

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