More ancient + modern

Good bones and the sense to honor and celebrate them . . . This house in sunny Soglio, Switzerland, had the bones and the good fortune of catching the eye of Armando Ruinelli.

I am not a fan of cement walls, but these, with their sedimentary stone look, are so perfect here. The use of different types and treatments of stone for floors and exterior pavement is very similar to what you might find outside in the public areas of a small, rural mountain town. The reduced palette of materials and the even hand with which they're put to use is balanced quite perfectly; that restraint lets each material be appreciated individually as well as for its it's calm integration with the others.

This restrained modernization of an honest and hard-working mountain barn makes me swoon! Learn more at DesignBoom – GF

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