Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Progress on the Tuscan Farmhouse

I just received these pics today and couldn't wait to share the progress of the Tuscan Farmhouse. There is still some painting and a bit of work left to do yet, but it is taking shape.

I am still undecided about what to do with the little room off the side. Shall it be a storage area? laundry? tool shed? breakfast nook? room for the wine press? Perhaps some of my knowledgable readers can tell me if a wine press would be located in a house or in a separate building?

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Tuscan Farmhouse

After planning and talking about building a Tuscan farmhouse for years, it is finally becoming a reality! Of course, in order for that to happen I had to relinquish the thought of building it myself!

I've asked SMRD Studio to create the Italian home of my dreams after seeing her work at the Chicago Independent Show in April. MR specializes in just the type of structure I'm seeking. I sent her photos of a bed and breakfast that I stayed in while visiting Greve in Chianti and asked her to use them as inspiration for my 3-room house. MR said that the structure should be finished by the end of the month. I can't wait! 

I wish I had a workshop like this!

Le Cetinelle, the inspiration for the miniature Tuscan farmhouse.