Remodel in Chianti, Italy


Set in the Chianti countryside in northern Italy, this existing farm building needed a complete remodel to create a unique residence that brought contemporary living to this ancient property whilst retaining its heritage.

The Brief

The brief was to create a glamorous luxurious house within the existing ancient building’s structure. The scope including all aspects of the interior, all finishes, new staircase designs, fittings as well as the kitchen design, bathroom designs.

We started by creating a 6 bedroom dwelling all with en suite bathrooms. We then included entertaining spaces, a central kitchen suitable for cooking classes as well as an indoor spa, gym and yoga area. Externally a new 100m2 swimming pool with adjacent seating was added to bring an extra touch of elegance to the grounds. The brief included adding fenestration to the façade and upgrading the structure.

All new services, lighting, integrated audio visual, security and lighting control systems as well as external landscaping were included in our remit.

What we did

By reconfiguring the plans and including spaces that had been abandoned, we were able to design a luxury villa tailored to the needs of the owners, whilst still utilising and reconstructing the thick external stone walls to create a juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern.


The palette of materials and detailing creates a contemporary aesthetic that works alongside and complements the traditional character of the property.

The house is a wonderful example of creating sophisticated luxury interiors within an existing historic building.


Established in 1991, Gregory Phillips Architects is a London-based architecture practice committed to delivering bespoke, exquisitely executed homes in the UK and internationally.

The firm’s highly experienced team offers a seamless, holistic service encompassing architecture, landscaping and project management.

Gregory Phillips provide a unique, considered and professional approach to high quality interior design projects.

Working closely with clients, whether they are constructing a new building or adapting an existing property, creating their desired home.

Gregory Phillips are committed to achieving the highest level of design services, bringing professionalism and dedicated project management to all aspects, providing elegant, tailored design solutions appropriate to each project.

Gregory Phillips Architects and Interior Designers are highly recommended for a broad range of experience refurbishing many types of existing properties from large individual dwellings to apartments.

They have completed many conservation and heritage building projects successfully and harmoniously integrating new architectural technologies and features into the original fabric of the building.

The firm’s impressive portfolio has been recognised internationally – resulting in extensive press coverage and high-profile industry accolades.

From remodelling and interior architecture additions, to contemporary new-build homes, each commission starts with the unique needs of a client – ensuring a tailored, one-of-a-kind solution perfectly suited to its owner’s lifestyle.

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