HK_02_PALOMBA January 9, 2014

An Italian Vacation Home

This old oil mill, dating back to the 17th century is the holiday home of Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba (Ludovica+Roberto Palomba), positioned in Sogliano Cavour, a small village in the province of Leccem, Italy.

One of the major challenges they faced in making the mill habitable was the old structure’s lack of windows. The two-story building resembled a fortress, so the architects carved out a number of skylights and opened up the back of the structure to create a patio, letting daylight flood in.

Now with an abundance of natural light, the home is exactly what you imagine an Italian summer home to be. Filled with the couple’s own designs it also features bespoke pieces throughout, including all the fixtures, doors, and some iron lamps commissioned from local craftspeople.







HK_09_PALOMBAImages via Dwell, Photography by Francesco Bolis and Design by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba.

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