Studio Sfumatura is now working in Italy. Perugia,Umbria.

I am delighted to be announcing that my design studio is now based in the central north region of Italy. I have established a base for my business in near Perugia. It is an exciting time to be working with Italians and their unique culture. It is now possible for us to continue supporting our current Clients in the UK and develop new projects here on the Peninsular.

Designing in Southern Europe.

We are working in the higher value private residential market place. Italy has  great opportunities for us to design homes in a way that the UK climate would not permit. The integration of usable external terraces and pool facilities with large open plan living spaces is a principle diagram. The standard Italian floor to ceiling heights (370cm) are significantly higher than the UK standard and this alone maximises the feeling of greater spaciousness in the homes. Large windows and screening devices and the use of concrete and block work construction are some of the differences from the UK properties we have designed.

Project completion

Our first project in Italy is nearing completion. We converted an existing restaurant on the island of Ischia,Napoli, into a 2 bedroom apartment for the holiday rental market. Details of this design can be found on our Portfolio pages.

Help with a new home in Italy

We are able to offer a comprehensive design service for future Clients from the UK wishing to invest in property in Italy. This includes restoration and new build projects, or concept  design studies for pre-purchase consideration. I believe this may be a very useful service for people wishing to establish  second homes in Italy in advance of the inevitable difficulties of property purchases post Brexit 2019.

Please contact me directly, Guido Maclellan, if you would like to discuss your project idea’s for Italy.