Press

  • Country

    “Glück per post
    Als Elizabeth und Domenico die Suche nach dem traumhaus in Umbrien aufgeben wollen, kommt der Briefträger zu hilfe und beschert ihnen eine echte Postkartenidylle.”

    - Country
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    “Al held’s italian days.
    Abstract pleasures of the artist’s umbrian farmhouse.”

    - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    “It was a challenge to retain the feeling of an old Italian farmhouse while making it comfortable and practical to live in”, says architect Minchilli of a ruin he recently restored for his family. The stone-and-brick residence overlooks a valley in Umbria.

    - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
  • Tuscan Style

    “A writer and an architect with a shared passion for Italian design resurrect an abandoned country house in Italy’s Umbria region.”

    - Tuscan Style
  • Robb Report Worth

    “Foreign renovations
    the lure of Europe’s history and richly colored landscapes has prompted many an American to purchase and re-purpose significant properties with the assistance of specialized consultants.”

    - Robb Report Worth
  • VILLE & CASALI

    “Il rifugio creativo. Un desiderio che prende forma a otto chilometri dal borgo di Todi”

    - VILLE & CASALI
  • HOMES & ANTIQUES

    “Paradise found
    Pergolaccio was a ruin when Domenico and Elizabeth discovered it, but sticking to the original external floor plan, they quickly transformed it into a beautiful three-storey home.”

    - HOMES & ANTIQUES
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    “Restoration project are not for the faint of heart, it is often said. When considered in the context of castello di Santa Eurasia in Italy’s Umbria region and efforts required to modernize and return the ruined former military outpost to its medieval grandeur, the conceit seems a staggering understatement.”

    - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
  • GARDENS & COUNTRY

    “Geen woorden maar daden
    Mijn man en ik hadden op papier voldoende ervaring met het restaureren van Italiaanse huizen. Hij – architect – ontwierp ze, ik – schrijfster – zette de belevenissen van eigenaren op papier. Maar pas sinds we zelf een stapel stenen in Umbrie weer bewoonbaar hebben gemaakt, hebben we recht van spreken.”

    - GARDENS & COUNTRY