Villa Castellazzo is located in the hamlet of Reggio Emilia Castellazzo in the middle of the production area of Parmigiano Reggiano, Lambrusco and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.
From an 19th century rural house into a modern eco-compatible building
The villa was made by remodeling an old rural house that was on the land of Vitivinicola Rota, a company with a long tradition of a private winery.
The house was built in the middle of the 19th century and is particular for the area. It was a mansion with the apartments of the master toward the west, including an Italian garden, (still existing), unlike other rural buildings of the area that have only the house of the farm workers and the barn attached.
A conservative renovation
The particular configuration of the building has encouraged a conservative, non-invasive, renovation. Many apartments already existed, although they lacked any type of plumbing. . Inside, the premises were renovated with new finishings and modern ground plans to ensure maximum use of space and comfortable living quarters. The project retains the traditional exterior facade through a genuine restoration while creating modern, comfortable, clean interior spaces.
Interiors of modern conception
Each apartment has its own peculiarities. The finishes are different depending on the feeling that was desired. The facilities offer maximum comfort with thermal floors and natural ventilation based on air circulation for the summer months.
Recycled materials and custom designed furniture
The restructuring used much recycled materials recovered from the ancient structure, locks, bricks, and timber. Some furniture and fixtures have been specially designed using materials salvaged from the site. Nothing was thrown out and the architect has not bowed to the logic of standardization and economies of scale. Every detail was taken and studied separately, looking for the least invasive solution with the greatest possible conservation of the materials. In this way the renovation has maintained the history of the house and the land.