Holiday home of the week: a restored farmhouse on a Sicilian UNESCO site

Jan 10, 2019 247

Set in the depths of the Sicilian countryside, this rustic Ragusa property is ringed with traditional dry stone walls. Le Edicole has undergone a renovation by architect Arturo Montanelli, who restored the villa’s weathered stonework, contrasting it with new elements in steel and wood.

A floating metal staircase leads to the upstairs rooms, which are tucked beneath sloping ceilings and the original wooden beams of the farmhouse. Downstairs an open-plan living and dining space is framed by exposed stone and concrete, and includes a fireplace – for the cooler months.

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