Renovation and restoration in Cartoceto upon the Pesaro hills
This building, located in Cartoceto, among the fertile hills of Pesaro and Urbino, when it was inspected for the restoration work, it was not in today’s position, but rotated by exactly 90°. The first decision was therefore to distance it a little from the carriageway, rotating it by 90° in the longest wall to expose it better to the sun, also providing it with an external staircase that did not exist before, and a cellar. The wall cladding was entirely reused and large volume changes were made to the building.
On the opposite side of the staircase there is a large canopy overlooking the panorama while the staircase faces the street. The whole part of the ground floor is dedicated to the owners with their kitchen, the double living room and the study area connected to the cellar, where the laundry and the boiler room are located. The first floor instead, connected from the inside but also accessible from the external staircase, is the Bed&Breakfast, entirely dedicated to guests, with three bedrooms, their bathrooms, and a small living room for breakfast. Then to service the building there is an outbuilding that has the underground garage and a small unit above, used to cook for the guests.
The construction of a swimming pool is also planned, but it is not an essential part of the structure. The main feature of this renovation works is the recovering of the two hectares of land partially cultivated with new and even centenarian olive trees. Cartoceto is famous for the production of olive oil and the main feature of this B&B is olive oil, in fact the local product is promoted in its various uses, not only by selling it, but also in cooking or dressing. The olive oil is the owner of the property: in fact, there is neither a vineyard nor a vegetable garden.