In the heart of the Po Valley, halfway between Cremona and Mantua, Solarolo Rainerio is a town in the province of Cremona that has been able to maintain the typical setting of the rural villages of the area without being overwhelmed by the urban explosion of neighboring realities.
Immersed in the countryside, over time has seen the surrounding area enriched with sites with a strong industrial-artisan concentration, for example that of San Giovanni in Croce, which has seen the development of the remarkable production facilities of a well-known company of machinery for gardening, but which has nevertheless managed to maintain a human-scale urban planning and where the centre of spatial distribution still remains the man-earth relationship.
It is reachable in half an hour from Parma via the SP343R, in forty-five minutes from Cremona via the SP85 and in forty minutes from Mantua via the SP420, while Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport is less than one hundred km., Being at the same time secluded but well connected with the main production centres of the area offering an oasis of silence and rhythms of the past to those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of work.
In this context is inserted a residence with unique characteristics, which is distinguished by the excellent combination of modern design and references to the past, where the boldness of some architectural choices can be perfectly combined with the references to farmhouses that in the past were the prevailing residential form of the area (see the facade of the living area with large full-height windows interspersed with pillars, which reflect the rationalistic lines of agricultural buildings of the past) reinterpreting them in a modern way. The careful choice of the materials of footsteps by the pool, the walkways, the wise chromatically contrasting with the white of the white of the accessory structures, create together with the careful aesthetic study obtained with the inclusion of LED lights in the essential points of the structure and the pool, a therapeutic effect for the eye and mind.
The property consists of two separate buildings joined by a glass structure for a total of over 350sqm. of covered area, spread over an area of about 2800 square meters. A sliding gate next to a pedestrian leads us inside the driveway area in beaten smooth concrete, adjacent to the primary entrance and the pool. From here we reach a space under a porch of about 35sqm. which lends itself to double covered parking space on the north-west side of the building, in which there is also the body of the factory that houses a triple garage of over 56sqm. and service facilities, accessible via double overhead door remote control.
Also from the west side, through a pedestrian driveway with spotlights marks step we reach the primary entrance, passing an artistic garden with metal sculptures under a metal beam porch, ideal modern reinterpretation of the arcades of farmhouses once.
The primary entrance consists of a passageway, totally glazed at full height, from which we can access the separate structure that houses the living area, or the storage area-central thermal services, or even to the annex area consisting of a large double bedroom with exclusive service from which it is easy to reach the garden and the pool adjacent to the laundry.
In the atrium, the stairwell leading to the upper floor, a real load-bearing sculpture that does not hide the artistic inspiration of the designer who wanted it not only as a functional object but also as a decorative motif, houses a sitting room and leads to the living area of the villa through a glass passage and a full-height sliding door that incorporates the stylistic motifs already present in other areas of the house and due to the intervention of an artist who lent herself to interior decorator.
The living area is a parallelepiped open on the southern front, and houses the living room of over 56sqm and the kitchen of over 28sqm. which overlook the swimming pool (surface of 50 square meters, LED-lit, with solarium area) and the garden, making everything seamless both visually and in terms of usability, creating a surprising effect of brightness.
Inside, the upper floor is reached by a futuristic staircase with suspended steps. To the west is occupied by a master room of 30sqm. with a hydromassage area of another 14sqm. under construction, a master bathroom and a walk-in closet of over 7sqm. All rooms enjoy an incomparable view of the surrounding greenery and a hanging garden above the veranda. The east side opens another room of almost 18sqm. equipped with its own service of about 9sqm. It should be noted that, the arrival of the intention to sell the property suggested to the owner not to complete the finishes of the entire upper floor, to leave more possibility of customization to the new buyer.
To conclude, everywhere in this magnificent villa is perceptible the desire of the owner to combine a quality construction of the first order with a desire to reinterpret in a modern key of the local architectural tradition, in a summary that could not leave indifferent.
- Country: Italy
- Province / State: Lombardia
- City / Town: Cremona