Sistina, 8

The project was oriented to the recovery of an apartment located in an ancient building of the ‘600 in the heart of the historic center of Rome, close to the steps of Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Barberini and the Sistina Theater.

The design isbased on the renovation and the recovery of the ancient woodstructure of the ceilings and of the “drystone” walls, and to bring to light the frescoes of the ‘600s foundduring the works. The frescoes with the marble representation, which usually adorn the noble houses, decorate almost the entireapartment and embellish the jambs of windows and walls. Restoration, elegance and clear architectural choices, make still alive frescoed walls of the apartment located in the historic and charming Via Sistina.

The apartment has now a better distribution: 2bedrooms with private bathrooms and walk-in closet, a small guest bathroom, a kitchen-dining room directlyconnected with the living room. Open spaces with a marked separation between the living and sleeping area in only 90mq.

The new materials refer to the ancientones; for example the natural oak with a particular oil treatment on the floor recall the oldwood. Within of the flooring of the living room they were design and two colored inserts with antique tiles to recall existing ones foundduring the works and re-used in part.

The study of light, colours and materials has completely changed the apartament, turn in a very harmonious and welcoming place.

The lamps in the living room and in the main bedroom were thought in the artigianal project of Largo Pincetto’s laboratory, as part of a “Made in Italy” production. Further more all coverings and parquet were selected exclusively following the Italian tradition.

The furnishings was also an important step of the project. Indeed the architect decided to recover many of the furnishings of the old owners. Each piece has been recovered, restored and brought to light with a new look: a 60’s turquoise chair, the coffee table in the living room made with a piece of an old abandoned railing, the TV stand made with parts of an old mirror found in the house, the desk in the bedroom previously thrown in a closet and now restored and decorated following the legacy of the old deteriorated color.

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OLD CHARM IN A MODERN

In a palace of 600, a stone’s throw from the steps of the Spanish Steps, Piazza Barberini and Sistina Theater.