SIRMIONE

How to Make 1337 Architecture Contemporary

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Sirmione, Italy

This Italian retreat has an unexpected inspiration to achieve privacy - H.H. Richardson's J.J. Glessner House. The property is inside-out; completely inconspicuous from the outside walls, but a gem inside the stone barrier. The walls were remains of a 14th Century Fortress that have since been re-fortified, and the interior given a fresh taste of contemporary architecture.