This is a residence located in Messina, Sicily, Italy that features an abundance of historic details. Even though it was affected by the 1908 earthquake, the building managed to maintain intact many of its unique features. Architect David Perri has recently restored the residence and used these elements in his advantage.
The architect preserved all the historic elements that he could find. For example, he preserved the handmade concrete floor tiles that gave this place a unique allure, the wooden truss roof that was in surprising good shape as we as the marble stairs. The residence has two levels connected by a long and beautiful staircase that represents a unique architectural detail in itself. The entrance shares a large space with the living room and dining area. A partially hidden kitchen is also part of this communal area. It has high ceilings and exposed beams that create a strong contrast against the white ceiling and walls.
The residence also includes a studio gallery that could also serve as a guest room if needed. A spacious terrace can be accessed through the kitchen as well as from the living room. The master bedroom has been placed on two levels. It features a large walk-in closet and an open bathroom. There’s also a second bedroom, also spacious. This one is situated on the second floor and overlooks the kitchen. This residence has an unusual but interesting and very appealing internal structure and the interior décor is quite unique.