May 05, 2013

Our big fat Renovation Project: Palazzo Pizzo

  
All began in 2006 when we were falling in love with an over 200 year old house on a cliff in Pizzo (Calabria), in the South of Italy.
For several reasons it took us five years to renovate and decorate the palazzo.
It's now our beautiful European home base, away from our expat home in Asia.


Here are some milestones from our project:

How we got the palazzo? - about having a dream in summer 2006
 
Facade - before and after - photos from above
Facade - before and after - photos from front and side
Facade - before and after - photos from the Sea

Before and After Photos - all "before and after" posts show the long way we came

Fanfare! - the renovation starts with good vibes in November 2007

online renovation - how to deal with a long distance project
 
My crazy tile mix for the kitchen - turns out sensational!

Now I have to live with this - the "mistakes" we made
 
Maybe the biggest shock - the struggle with a TV antenna
 
Popular posts about everything bathroom and kitchen
 
Resource links - my file for resources (international, Italian and local)

Restoring - the whole documentation of the renovation progress
 
Press: The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune feature our renovation project in the article "Expatriate Bloggers chronicle details of Home Renovation"

The Guest Residence - the vaulted cellar of the palazzo with its private garden terrace became a pleasant guest residence which we are letting to vacationers. 
 
Visit our "Best of" Photo Gallery  for more impressions

 
 
Palazzo Pizzo logo 2006-2013
 
 
 
Palazzo Pizzo logo since 09/2013
 
  

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic Summary, Suzie!! The transformation is such a huge improvement and I know how much work you all have been doing. You go, girl!

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    1. Grazie mille!

      If you remember any other quirky story, that I forgot to link to, let me know!

      Good luck with your Texas renovation!

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