As you approach Ca’ Romanino, climbing the hill: you catch sight of the bricks and cement embraced by green …
...you are welcomed by a greeting in red from the eaves in which the rainwater drainage project is articulated.
The entrance to the home is intimate and hidden: it unwinds from a narrow walkway of cement stepping stones, perfumed by lavender and aromatic herbs.
The heart of Ca’ Romanino is the living room which revolves around the hearth, an incredible fireplace created in the form of a majestic red metal cylinder. From the red steps unexpectedly hooked into the walls of the living room, you can reach the wide ledges in front of the glass walls of the great windows.
The floors are done in terracotta tile, and the living room’s large windows look out onto vineyards inherited from forebears long past.
The furnishings and decor, selected with the help of De Carlo, are inspired by Le Corbusier and Aalto.
The house is rendered increasingly interesting on more levels. The guest rooms can also be accessed from the living room with the hearth by way of a guillotine door. Ca’ Romanino’s full record collection can be played on a vintage record player.
The kitchen that the lady of the house wanted (which De Carlo had omitted) resembles the galley of a ship and is dug out from 'tufo'.
For creative visits and overnight stays each bedroom has a workstation for writing. The windows perpendicular to the bed show off squares of sky to whoever lays there.
Behind the sliding door, the spherical studio becomes a veranda.
From the rooms of the upper floor, the outside is within arm’s reach - just open a door and you access a walkway that runs along…
...the vast terrace from which the panorama expands over hilly landscape in all directions…
...and to delight in the variety of shades of green on its slopes…
... Di lì poi si può scendere direttamente al prato di gramigna nel retro
Of that which existed before De Carlo created Ca’ Romanino, only the cellar remains, a cavern dug into its depths. Its two entryways are a door and an iron gate, both painted blue.
The cellar remains as a testament to the place’s history, that which is the origin of everything here.
Here, from time immemorial, an excellent ruby colored red wine has been produced with the grapes from rare vines, of which no trace can be found elsewhere, cultivated at one time all around the hill.
18. Ample glass panes that open into the brick walls, reflect the colors of the vineyards throughout the different seasons…
...they reflect, for those who arrive from far away and also for those who live there, the spirit of the place.