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Il Baglio Degli Ulivi is a small Sicilian farmhouse, peasant, which develops on different levels, planted with olive trees, vineyards, cypresses, carob trees, almond trees, oranges and lemons that guard it from prying eyes. The charm of this house is none other than the inheritance of the necessary thrift used by the previous owners. It expresses two ways of living: between contemporaneity and tradition, between nature and artifice, between archetype and innovation. Stones, blocks, tiles and wattle are part of the construction techniques of the past to create roofs and vertical partitions. The architect used traditional materials and forms to interpret rural living in a new key: the interlaced texture of the stone is superimposed on the white and smooth surface of the plaster in a combination where the concreteness and solidity of ancient materials blend with the purity and regularity of the lines and volumes. An essential form in the attempt to give order and rigor to the rural landscape. The small farm consists of two main bodies, overlooking the small courtyard. To the north you find the part of the property that was once used for living space together with the millstone. This is where you also today find the main residence: the kitchen, library, dining room, study, millstone and bedroom with a mezzanine floor. To the south you find the area intended for the management of the grounds as well as shelter for cattle: now purposed as two independent bedrooms with separate entrances and terraces. Particular attention has been given to the energy aspects as the villa is equipped with solar thermal.