The Tuscan style in the farmhouses and country houses for sale
The Tuscan style never ceases to enchant country homes, breathtaking landscapes, tradition and a taste that is appreciated all over the world.
Gentle hills shaped by the hand of man, olive groves and vineyards interspersed with rows of cypress trees, old houses scattered on the hills. Tuscany is not just a territory that the whole world envies to Italy, but it is also and above all an ideal of beauty that resists every fashion. And that finds in its interior architecture a style of its own, made up of archetypes that are handed down from generation to generation and some difference in the contemporary that helps to make its charm even more current. But what are the characteristics that make a "Tuscan style" fully identifiable in interior architecture? Let's find out together.
The terracotta floor
Undoubtedly, the occurrences can be many and not necessarily uniform in every residence. That said, it is useless to deny the existence of real styles, including what we see in this photo of the farmhouse for sale in Massarosa (Rustico La Merenda): the terracotta floor, a real hallmark that unites all the old farmhouses.
How to recognize, however, the Tuscan cotto compared to the cooked products in other regions of Italy? The Tuscan one - usually coming from the Impruneta district, a small town just outside Florence - has an intense red color and is more widespread in square and rectangular formats.
The wooden beams
Speaking of terracotta, we find the terracotta tiles exposed in many floors and pitched roofs, accompanied by what is another small great must of Tuscan houses: beams and rafters in wood, often oak, elm and chestnut. The villa for sale in the hills of Lucca (Villa Beatrice) is the classic Tuscan-style villa as it has retained many of its original features such as terracotta floors, large wooden interior doors, ancient fireplaces, ceilings with exposed beams and ancient stones.
In most cases, the exposed beams are treated in the natural, to operate in continuity with what seems to be an unwritten custom that unites the Tuscan houses: the exaltation of noble materials for the construction. However, there are not a few who, in the most recent renovation projects, prefer to opt for bleached beams, according to many more airy and "light" ones. An example we find in this beautiful farmhouse for sale in Camaiore (Casale Rosmarino).
The stone wall
Still on the subject of classics, you can not miss a testimony that illustrates the constructive history and the link between the house and the territory. A wall made of natural stone, better if original and marked by all the signs of the time. In some cases, the stone is left visible on all sides of the room: so charming, but often ends up taking a slightly claustrophobic trait. Better, then, to focus on one side, which will also be enhanced by the contrast with the white plaster of the other walls, or light-colored, another typically Tuscan shade. There is no room that can be exonerated by the enhancement of old stone walls. In this shot, an exclusive farmhouse for sale in the hills of Pisa that has left a view of the wall that surrounds the large French window of the dining room, while on the other surfaces dialogue the red of the tiles and the bright white walls (Casale Le Volte).
The stone fireplace
Notes of gray, because the Tuscan house is not necessarily the most sunny among those that dot the Italian peninsula. The serene stone, which marks copiously many historical centers throughout the region, is often present as a decorative motif in old houses. In addition to the stairs, a great classic is the fireplace, which can present a frame in pietra serena or even just a lintel or a shelf. In the image we can admire a luxury residence for sale in the Pisan hills, result of a well-kept renovation of an old farmhouse dating back to the late 800 that has been able to combine the recovery of the ancient walls with the inclusion of all the most modern technological comforts, as in the majestic local living room with fireplace and brick vaults of Casale Le Volte.
The built-in kitchen
It is not unusual, in Tuscany, to come across classic and sober kitchens like the one we see in the picture of this prestigious farmhouse for sale in the Pisan hills (Casale il Gatto nero) and in the one on the right of the farmhouse for sale in the hills of Pietrasanta ( Casale Il Castagno)