Patti and Giuseppe greeted me at the door with their dogs Harry and Coco and they welcomed me into the old farmhouse’s stone corridor. The stones were limestone and light in color but the walls and corners were filled with clever splashes of colorful art and furniture. The sunlight filtered through the open air corridor and I wondered if I would have a roof over my head or it I’d be sleeping under the stars tonight in a stable.
I needn’t fear, little did I know how much luxury and style I was walking into. Giuseppe had me put down my bags and led me around the little enclosed rooms explaining how they used to be donkey quarters or places to tie animals and store feed. But clearly Giuseppe and Patti had a creative vision, as they turned a room that had been used for donkeys into a gorgeously designed living room and office. Each room continued to amaze me with design esthetic and stunning art. Each open air corridor was filled with plants and sculptures; it was vibrant, colorful, worldly – and nothing like any farmhouse I had known.
They had kept the vestiges of the farmhouse present cleverly using the feed bins previously utilized for animals to store wine in the kitchen. Each room was like looking at a new piece of art in a cozy gallery.