The 19th century building rests on a hill in Crucoli, a small Italian hilltown above the Ionic Sea. The old quarry stone house is squeezed into the organic urban structure and sits right on the steep edge of the hill. This specific situation provides the house with a terrific view into the Sila mountains and defines the spatial layout. So technical improvements went together with the reorganzation of rooms. The living spaces were excavated on three levels down the hill to the west side.
The remodeling of the building included maintaining and reinforcing the existing walls while joining two formerly separate units into one generous unit with amenities for a big family: a kitchen, 4 bed rooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 recreational rooms. All three levels are connected by a high vertical space that allows the circulation of fresh air in the hot seasons, a lofty arrangement of the stairs brings light into the depth of the building through interior windows. Two „silent“ upper levels accommodate the bed-, bath- and recreation rooms, while the lowest level of the house, a former goat stable, has been transformed into a comfortable kitchen and dining place with direct access to the terrace and garden.