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    Elisabetta Bruscolini and Giancarlo Astrologo took on the renovation of an ancient Tuscan parish house, in Cennano, Italy. It stands adjacent to a church, the Pieve di Santo Stefano in Cennano, which dates to around A.D. 715. One historic sandstone archway, carpeted in lavender, connects the house to the church.

























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    What is going on with the depressing chair placement in this place? Like that red chair by the Japanese tapestry on the cold tile? That just doesn't say, "relax and read a book or watch tv" to me.
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    It's so cold, strange and sterile on the inside. Such a shame because the outside and the views are incredible.
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    This is one of those houses that I feel like I should like because its so cool, has that great aesthetic, is in an exotic location...but I just feel blah about it. I wouldn't live there, I wouldn't even enjoy a vacation there. It looks cold...both in temperature and charm. It's a pass for me on this one. And whats with the metal chair? Hated it (in stereotypical overly exaggerated gay voice).

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    I love the exterior, but I detest everything else except the patio and the bookcase. It's cold, uninviting and pretty much ugly as hell.

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    It is cold. The decor (if you can call it that) is too modern for the house and countryside. It just feels wrong.

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    They have some odd pieces but overall I dig it. I love the mix of stone, white walls, wood and metal.
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    that is one hell of an eclectic collection of chairs!
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    Whats with the shelf up on the wall way above the bathtub? Who could even reach that? And if you tried, you would have to stand on your tippy-toes and then you'd likely fall and die in that tub. I just don't get it.

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    I hate the exterior, I hate tuscan stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    that is one hell of an eclectic collection of chairs!
    Makes me think of the scene in Knocked Up when Paul Rudd is stoned in the hotel room and lines up the different chairs realizing they have 5 different chairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    What is going on with the depressing chair placement in this place? Like that red chair by the Japanese tapestry on the cold tile? That just doesn't say, "relax and read a book or watch tv" to me.
    Seriously, it's more like, "sit down and contemplate mass homicide."

    I hate this place. I do think the decor is responsible for most of my distaste, but a lot of the interior is just difficult anyway.
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    The exterior is just wonderful, but the interior is completely unappealing.
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    I like the oil paintings and that's it.
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