An industrial hall set against the idyllic Tuscan hills: Thanks to its cits creative conversion, this hangar close to Montisi in the province of Siena does not look out of place. The previous owner – Austrian artist Reinhold Traxl – transformed the hall into an apartment and studio. With large windows, that can be closed with transparent iron curtains, the landscape has been integrated into the industrial building. The new owner – a Belgian couple – have renovated the hangar and split it up into two spacious apartments. In one of the lofts they live themselves, in the other – the former studio – a 250 square meter holiday home for four people has been created. Both apartments are divided by a 200 sqm open space, givng privacy to both apartments. The centerpiece of the holiday home is the large living space with an open fireplace designed by Australian artist David McKee, a modern kitchen unit and a wine cellar accessed via a glass floor hatch. This combination of industrial architecture, designer furniture and modern art extends to the garden. It features several sculptures by Reinhold Traxl, a 20-meter pool, which resembles an art object with its sculptural simplicity, and old industrial containers that have been converted into terraces.
What to do
Trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Siena, Walking, Hiking, Cycling
Why we like this house
Cool mix of industrial architecture, modern design and art