Farmhouse extension in Montone, Umbria

Sometimes even large farmhouses need extra space, and this has always been the common practice with these buildings in the countryside, adding rooms when the family grew bigger or a new agricultural machinery was bought. Nowadays, these farmhouses are used as holiday homes or retirement retreats and they have to fulfil modern requirements of space for family and friends. This old,

stone farmhouse between Montone and Pietralunga, in North-East Umbria, will be enlarged with 100 sq.m. into an “L” shape. The extension will be in reinforced concrete (due to seismic regs) but cladded in local stone to match the existing building. All materials will be traditional, from chestnut timber, to terracotta pianelle and stone floors…..Follow the extension phases on this blog.