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December 27, 2009

Renovating Casa Verde

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Darren Hackett @ 8:47 pm
The Snow

The Snow in Tuscany

December 27th 2009
Mr Brian D. is doing a very grand job indeed renovating the house in Vellano. Most particularly he has remade the ceilings inside the house beautifully. It is exciting to look at the deep red of the terracotta tiles and warmth of the cleaned chestnut wood beams. I could not believe that they could look so wonderful after years of neglect.

These ceilings are waitiing for the first visitors in May. This will soon arrive as the turn of the new year approaches. There are so many things for us to do in moving to a new country and so many challenges ahead with our plans moving forward to how the gardens will look, what to grow where, and what will grow there! Thinking about the physical move of taking our furniture and belongings across Europe and carrying them up the final hill to the house.

We are also looking to put up a new sign at the side of the main entrance where there was once a plate with a name many years ago, and there will soon be another new name Casa Verde!

Meanwhile there is snow this Christmas at home and also in Vellano! (see picture)


  1. It looks wonderful – thanks for sharing your plans with me – I have the business cards and now have seen the site – how exciting.

    Heres to toasting your new venture in person when I visit!

    Let me know when things settle when you are “opening your doors” to the paying public!

    Comment by Mel (from Foundation- Leeds) — January 8, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

  2. Hi Mel Have not seen you for some time?

    Thank you for kind best wishes. I have updated that site with more news recently.

    We should have internal pictures on the site about May 1st and I will be in contact about that time.

    I have added the house to the new ‘corkboard’ on Foundation’s new intranet site – never miss a trick!

    It is only 6 weeks now so we will soon be on our way.

    Kind regards


    Comment by Darren Hackett Casa Verde — February 8, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

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