By now you probably know that I love the mix of old and new. The Heritage & Modernity project by Luigi Rosselli Architects is an amazing and almost seamless marriage of the old embracing the new. I say seamless because with most older buildings that have had a modern remodel or addition, the newer elements really stand out, which isn’t such a bad thing either. While the newer elements of this home seem to “just work”, that’s a technical term, ya….not really.
Stripped of years of accretions, the original house has been exposed and brought to the fore. A new spiralling stair knits a capacious modern wing, including a new kitchen and family room on the ground floor and study and staff quarters above, with the historic fabric of the dwelling. Steel windows engineered to their uttermost extent fully open the family room onto an expansive outdoor terrace dappled in light. The interiors have been white washed to emphasis the grandeur of the existing house.
Photographer: Justin Alexander