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    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
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    Default Somewhere under the Tuscan sun

    This 1930s farmhouse on the coast of Tuscany is sited on a podere, land claimed from the low-lying salt marshes by the Fascist government in the early decades of the 20th century. The Dutch technique of “podering” the landscape refers to the process of creating a grid of levees and then draining the squares, which leaves a gridded farmscape with low, even ridges dividing it.

    An old grain silo in the backyard was transformed into a Turkish bath with mosaic tiles and a translucent ceiling, and the front yard was leveled to accommodate a grove of olive trees and space for morning yoga.

    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun - Slideshows - Dwell

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    Perfect for a getaway. Seems serene.

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    fellow traveller


    i love how they restored and modernised it.
    sexy and cosy and gorgeous. i want.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

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