In an elegant blend of ethereal atmosphere and sensations of palpable well-being, the Brescia-based studio ZDA - Zupelli Design Architettura has renovated a farmhouse in the countryside, perfectly mixing the warmth of the houses of yesteryear with the purity of contemporary minimalism

Renovating a farmhouse often places future tenants at a crossroads: to keep faith with the rustic soul, inextricably linked to the archetype of the country house, or to take advantage of the large spaces typically belonging to this type of structure to obtain a modern space, in which airy environments and surrounding landscapes allow you to experiment with creativity.

In this case, the studio ZDA - Zupelli Design Architettura worked on an architectural recovery that would enhance the original elements of the farmhouse immersed in the Brescian countryside, in Remedello, while reinterpreting its style in a contemporary key.

The new internal envelope has been designed to embrace tenants and guests with a warm and ethereal atmosphere at the same time. The contrast with elements that have been witnesses of home life for decades, such as the exposed brick column that dominates the scene of the living space, however, allows the house to keep alive that sense of welcome typical of the houses of the past.

Ethereal yes, but decidedly palpable by those who live in the rooms.

The entire farmhouse has therefore been the subject of a considered recovery, which on the ground floor gives greater evidence to the integrity of the tradition and then fades into an interpretation à la page on the first floor.

natural light, the absolute protagonist of the interior design, pervades the rooms also thanks to the strategic use of a clear palette in which white dominates: the ceilings, kept in wood with exposed beams as the original construction wanted, they have been restored and bleached.

The elegant and relaxing effect is maximized by the airiness of the main room, an open space that includes the living room and kitchen.

In the kitchen, the space acquires depth and is maximized also thanks to the central island, designed at two heights to differentiate the work area from the convivial one.

Here too, light plays a central role, thanks to the three large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden and a meticulously designed lighting project to highlight now the pre-existing architectural elements and now iconic pieces.

In the kitchen, the architects opted for a Dekton top and back panel, in line with the rest of the house, where the lacquered wood furniture pursues the intention of obtaining a dynamic and stratified effect, always respecting the traditional essence of the farmhouse.

To access the upper floor, the parquet staircase coordinated with the floors of the entire house leads to the second level where minimalism gives way to more typically modern creative impulses.

The first floor houses two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room and a master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom.

In the bathrooms, the Corian countertops and sinks elegantly contrast the choice of architectural concrete used for the walls; the flush doors were made to measure.

The floor dedicated to the intimate life of the house acquires an ultra-modern style, accentuated by the plasterboard ceilings and lowerings that hint at an almost country-chic style.