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MIDE Architetti Renovate an Italian Rural Home in the Outskirts of Bologna

By • Feb 9, 2017

If you like the countryside and dream of the famous landscapes we see in pictures from Italy, with its tiny towns and charming corners, so full of history, you’re going to love this.

With its old, brick walls and glass windows, it is a beautiful house surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Gorgeous gardens grow at nature’s will, and there is a recreational area in which the protagonist is a large pool, its still surface a perfect reflection of its serene surroundings. What better place to take in nature and all its harmony on a sunny afternoon?

Lateral façade, made of brick walls. A dining area is covered by a roof
L-shaped pool surrounded by gardens

Its interior surprises us with modern furniture, which creates a special contrast with the rocky, white walls. The wooden beams, beautifully exposed, complete a look that reminds us of traditional Italian rural architecture.

Living room, dining room, kitchen, all in the same area, with white stone walls

The kitchen, with a counter of gray marble and walls in black, creates a contrast between a minimalist style and the rusticity of rough wood and exposed stone walls – a unique mix.

Minimalist kitchen with counter of gray marble
Dining room/living room with exposed wooden beams. In the back, a brick wall.
Eames DSW chair, from designers Charles and Ray Eames

We’ll find hanging lamps over a contemporary dining room, Eames DSW model. Its original and simple design consists of wood and metal rods lacquered in black, contrasting beautifully with the stone walls.

Stairs with a wooden base and white stone
Hallways with white stone, wooden floors, and beams
Bedroom with wooden floor and glass walls

Next up is the rustic and warm bedroom. The small bathroom is decorated by brick walls painted white and color-glazed ceramic, giving it a clean, vibrant finish.

Bathroom with decorated tiles and white bricks walls

The modern sauna will transport us to a more modern world, and it’s all part of the amazing work done by Mide Architetti in Bologna, Italy.

Sauna and Jacuzzi area
Pool with a view of the house
Nocturnal façade



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