Italian Alps ruin becomes dream budget home
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The fireplace, sink, bidet, shower and toilet are all custom-designed from unfinished concrete. To showcase the material’s imperfections,Vanotti chose to leave the material untreated and uncovered. “Concrete is a refined material. You don’t have to hide it.”
With just a “small budget”, and relying on help from his father,Vanotti transformed the ruin into a weekend home for his family over the course of five years.
He designed the home from the ground up, including the kitchen sink. Everything was designed by the architect, including the concrete sink/bidet/toilet and fireplace. Nearly every detail was personalized, like the door/cupboard handles made from strips of leather.