Our journey buying and renovating a ruin in The Niccone Valley.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Putting faces to the names.
Just found a photo of Geoff Flynn, who found the house for us, and is now our project manager (although that doesn't even come close to covering what he's actually done for us and we couldn't have done any of this without him) and Maurizio Urso, our Geometra (who has had to not only design the house but also handle all of the permissions, thermal calculations etc and the authorities). We don't currently have a picture of Gordon Carey who is an English architect who has a house in Umbria and also helped design the house.
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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.