Villa di Speranza (House of Hope) was a lifelong dream for our client. It was named for the shared sense of hope for the world in which we live. As we discussed her dream house in miniature, we learned that she was quite moved while touring the beautiful hillsides and villages of Tuscany, and she wanted to create a physical reminder of those beautiful emotions. Behind a formal façade based on a Palladian villa, we envisioned for her house an open-air villa that would capture the essence of this beautiful region of Italy.
To contrast the symmetrical exterior of Villa di Speranza, we created an asymmetrical floor plan with unparalleled openness, where gracious rooms flow from one to another with ease. Jason Getzan has been retained to complement the spacious interior with his skillfully artistic ironwork for the staircases and landings.
Constructed of solid pine and poplar, with handmade windows, faux painted walls and floors, hand laid terra cotta tiles on front steps and pair of upstairs terrazzi; the roof features individually hand painted faux tiles. Villa di Speranza includes living and dining rooms, kitchen, library, conservatory, bedroom, bathroom, loggia, and an exposed beamed attic. The villa is accessible from the back of the house and via the removable façade.
Dimensions: 49" wide, 31" deep, 31" high. Sold.
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