Montione, Umbria, Italy
San Salvatore is a country house set in the hills above the River Tiber in the lee of an ancient castle mound. Pierre d’Avoine Architects was commissioned to replan the estate to provide a summer residence for the clients. The existing building consisting of a chapel and two houses has been restored and reordered to provide a grand five bedroom house using a limited palette of materials including pietra serena stone for the flooring, in-situ concrete and terrazzo for bathrooms and selected fittings, and lime plaster to walls and celings. A new pool, pool room and terrace have been designed in in-situ board marked concrete to compliment the existing building, as the first stage of the larger landscape design for the estate.
Photography : David Grandorge