Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation

The other day we explored a bespoke English country kitchen by Artichoke in the UK, and today I’m sharing an incredible Before and After Tuscan Villa Transformation by this bespoke design firm.

What was once a hotel is now an incredible private home.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Tuscany Hotel Becomes a Home: Before & After

Nearly 100 individual features were designed by Artichoke inside Villa Guglielmesca, including coffered ceilings, fireplaces, windows, columns, doors and stone architraves.

Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign: Hotel to Private Home

BEFORE (2011). Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

BEFORE. In the villa’s limonaria, groined ceiling is under construction. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

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BEFORE: Guest Wing Rear Corridor. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation.

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

BEFORE: Guest Bathroom. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation

Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation: Door Details

AFTER: Hallway Doors. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Bespoke Kitchen, Scullery, Boot Room & Bath in a Tuscan Villa

BEFORE. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Interior architecture and interior design: Artichoke. Beautiful bespoke design details include the groined ceilings as well as multiple furniture (cabinetry) styles suggestive that the kitchen evolved over time. Central islands: brick and plaster, with hand planed and finished arched chesnut doors at the ends, hinged on bespoke wrought ironwork, typical of the local vernacular. The dresser (cabinetry in dining area) features bespoke espagnolette ironmongery with rounded inside joints on the lay-on door frame to introduce a French element to the piece. Cabinets flanking the Wolf range oven is more Georgian in feel. Primary materials.  Handpainted tulipwood, rift cut French oak, chesnut, acid etched zinc. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Interior architecture and interior design: Artichoke. Beautiful bespoke design details include the groined ceilings as well as multiple furniture (cabinetry) styles suggestive that the kitchen evolved over time. Central islands: brick and plaster, with hand planed and finished arched chesnut doors at the ends, hinged on bespoke wrought ironwork, typical of the local vernacular. The dresser (cabinetry in dining area) features bespoke espagnolette ironmongery with rounded inside joints on the lay-on door frame to introduce a French element to the piece. Cabinets flanking the Wolf range oven is more Georgian in feel. Primary materials.  Handpainted tulipwood, rift cut French oak, chesnut, acid etched zinc.

Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation: Kitchen

BEFORE

AFTER: Kitchen Fireplace. Artichoke designed the fireplace and surround as a multi-functional space so it is not simply decorative. A chargrill has been designed on the right hand side, with the left reserved for open fires and spit-roasting meats. The stone for the surround is Pietra Serena. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

BEFORE

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Interior architecture and interior design: Artichoke. Beautiful bespoke design details include the groined ceilings as well as multiple furniture (cabinetry) styles suggestive that the kitchen evolved over time. Central islands: brick and plaster, with hand planed and finished arched chesnut doors at the ends, hinged on bespoke wrought ironwork, typical of the local vernacular. The dresser (cabinetry in dining area) features bespoke espagnolette ironmongery with rounded inside joints on the lay-on door frame to introduce a French element to the piece. Cabinets flanking the Wolf range oven is more Georgian in feel. Primary materials.  Handpainted tulipwood, rift cut French oak, chesnut, acid etched zinc.

BEFORE. Artichoke designed fireplace being prepared in tandem with the groined ceiling, also designed by Artichoke.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

AFTER. Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Tuscany Kitchen Design | Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. Inspiration for the bespoke kitchen design in Villa Guglielmesca was taken from typical Tuscan agricultural furniture design. The primary timber being used for the kitchen is French oak. The oak on the island was bleached and the oak for the pan-shelves were fumed to age them. The bread board island tops are made from wild-grain European Walnut sourced in Italy. The arched doors on the end of the plastered island are made from solid oak, roughly hand planed across the grain with a curved plane blade to create an aged effect. The glazed dresser doors close on traditional espagnoletes.

Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation: Scullery

Bespoke pantry and scullery design ideas by Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. This scullery and pantry was designed as part of a whole house design project for the large country house. The pilasters were cast in concrete and the oak was aged using lime. The pantry and scullery worktops are in Santa Fiore sandstone, a local stone found throughout Tuscany and Florence. Primary materials:  Cast concrete, lime aged oak and Santa Fiore sandstone.

Bespoke pantry and scullery design ideas by Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. This scullery and pantry was designed as part of a whole house design project for the large country house. The pilasters were cast in concrete and the oak was aged using lime. The pantry and scullery worktops are in Santa Fiore sandstone, a local stone found throughout Tuscany and Florence. Primary materials:  Cast concrete, lime aged oak and Santa Fiore sandstone.

Bespoke pantry and scullery design ideas by Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. This scullery and pantry was designed as part of a whole house design project for the large country house. The pilasters were cast in concrete and the oak was aged using lime. The pantry and scullery worktops are in Santa Fiore sandstone, a local stone found throughout Tuscany and Florence. Primary materials:  Cast concrete, lime aged oak and Santa Fiore sandstone.

Bespoke pantry and scullery design ideas by Artichoke

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. This scullery and pantry was designed as part of a whole house design project for the large country house. The pilasters were cast in concrete and the oak was aged using lime. The pantry and scullery worktops are in Santa Fiore sandstone, a local stone found throughout Tuscany and Florence. Primary materials:  Cast concrete, lime aged oak and Santa Fiore sandstone.

Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation: Master Bathroom

A marble master bathroom in stained walnut and Carrara marble by www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. In the master bathroom, a simple deco inspired vanity with a pair of wall mounted mirrors. Carrara marble tiles were designed in running bond pattern around the room and match the floor and vanity top. Primary materials:  Stained American Black Walnut and honed Carrara marble.

A marble master bathroom in stained walnut and Carrara marble by www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. In the master bathroom, a simple deco inspired vanity with a pair of wall mounted mirrors. Carrara marble tiles were designed in running bond pattern around the room and match the floor and vanity top. Primary materials:  Stained American Black Walnut and honed Carrara marble. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation.

Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation:Boot Room

Bootroom design ideas by Artichoke www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. A central drain in the center of the room allows the owners to hose mud away, and the timber was aged slightly to give it an air of faded grandeur. Primary materials: Aged oak with acid etched zinc, with a clay tile floor.

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. A central drain in the center of the room allows the owners to hose mud away, and the timber was aged slightly to give it an air of faded grandeur. Primary materials: Aged oak with acid etched zinc, with a clay tile floor. Before & After Tuscan Villa Transformation.

Bootroom design ideas by Artichoke www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. A central drain in the center of the room allows the owners to hose mud away, and the timber was aged slightly to give it an air of faded grandeur. Primary materials: Aged oak with acid etched zinc, with a clay tile floor.

Bootroom design ideas by Artichoke www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home.

Bootroom design ideas by Artichoke www.artichoke.co.uk

Design: Artichoke. Tuscan Villa Guglielmesca Bespoke Redesign by Artichoke: Hotel to Private Home. A central drain in the center of the room allows the owners to hose mud away, and the timber was aged slightly to give it an air of faded grandeur. Primary materials: Aged oak with acid etched zinc, with a clay tile floor.

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~michele

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4 Comments

  1. September 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

    Wow – so beautiful and what a grand re-do! Every attention to every detail is so evident in the project and the outcome is beyond spectacular. I want to visit Artichoke for more and as always, your posts inspire beyond belief Michele!

    • michele
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks for checking them out and playing along with this project with a million custom details from top to bottom. It is so fun to see Artichoke use materials we don’t always see represented in the USA. Peace to you, Joan.

  2. September 17, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    What a treat to tour this amazing home! The kitchen is the ultimate cooking and gathering place. Every detail beautiful!
    xo
    Holly

    • michele
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 10:31 pm

      I cannot imagine using a kitchen like this – what a dreamy place in Tuscany! Thanks for reading.

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