Restoration and renovation of a farmhouse upon the hills of Senigallia
This farmhouse upon the hills of Senigallia has the typical and traditional rural features of the region Marche. Located on the top of a hill near the Adriatic Sea, the property already had an extraordinary view over the landscape that was kept. The house was not inhabited for more than 40 years, so its roof collapsed, the ceiling were partially destroyed and there were some serious structural damage. The best choice was to dismantle and reassemble the building in the same position, after careful geological analysis and the building of foundation piles because the ground was not stable in the first 3-4 meters of depth.
The house is divided as follows: on the ground floor, there is a guest bedroom, a study and two living rooms. In the upper floor, there are two bedrooms with two bathrooms. On the ground floor, a colored concrete flooring was chosen, as well as on the first floor. The owners’ room is a very special environment because it has a mezzanine with its own living room, stove and bathroom, like a small private apartment.
Moreover, this house has no external shutters and in the thickness of the masonry between the brick skin and the earthquake-proof and thermal bearing walls there are sliding, gratings and mosquito nets. The small windows have fixed gratings.
The main feature of the farmhouse upon the hills of Senigallia is now sustainability: it is a house where there is no gas, but only solar photovoltaics and solar thermal energy. In addition, the thermo-kitchen is a great resource: turning on the cooking plate you can heat the radiators and give the whole house a comfortable environment, regardless of the day or night. The photovoltaic panels have not been placed on the roof, as usual, but on the roof of the car shelter that is able to accommodate up to six cars, where we also find a three-phase current system ready to charge latest generation electric cars (only four hours of charge to get from Ancona to Milan!).
The infinity swimming pool that surrounds the house offers sea view, and is featured by an anthracite gray PVC sheet. Even the swimming pool, like the rest of the farmhouse, is heated by the sun. Finally, all the plants have been installed into an external wooden house, so as not to occupy space.