Our journey buying and renovating a ruin in The Niccone Valley.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Celle di Sotto... as it stands....
We have exchanged contracts, a process known as the Compromesso in Italy, and hope to complete the purchase in early June. As things stand we are buying a pile of rocks with a nice view and permission to create a lovely holiday home.
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When we bought Celle Di Sotto it was a tumbledown ruin that had been abandoned for many many years. We decided that the best thing to do was take down the old ruin and keep as many of the old materials as possible and use them to create a beautiful new home that would have the character of an older farmhouse. I will post photographs showing every stage of the build.
All of the photos come from our superb project manager Geoffrey Flynn who is onsite almost every day and without him and Maurizio Urso who has been Geometra on the project from start to finish (and must have the patience of a saint) we wouldnt have had the confidence to take on this kind of project.