Rococo frescoes and rediscovered 18th-century architectural elements set the scene inside this Italian property, which is part of Villa San Carlo – a historic palazzo that perches on the steep slopes of the Turin Hills in the Chierese area.
The bolthole is fresh from an architect-led ‘make-under’, during which hidden historic treasures were rediscovered and brought to the surface. These include a number of frescoes on the walls and ceilings of the 250 sq m dwelling, which takes over the second and third floors of the villa.
Each room is brimming with features, but the real jewel in the crown is the living room with its oversized fireplace and towering ceilings, tall windows, and opulent murals that have been paired with geometric floor tiles. Skylights and contemporary interventions – concrete elements and glass and mirrored surfaces – amplify light and volume inside the historic home, contrasting old and new.
Take a tour of its spaces.