The clients wanted to make part of their large classical garden more practical to use. To create an outdoor eating area, a small glass and iron greenhouse, equipped with a modern kitchen, was built up against the property wall. This because the main house is too far away to conveniently prepare meals there for eating in the garden. The custom-designed greenhouse, built by skilled local craftsmen, can be opened up completely at the front to seamlessly unite the kitchen and eating areas. A stone planter near the greenhouse contains a variety of aromatic herbs for culinary use. Outside the kitchen there is a spacious lunch table and, further along, an oversized curving cement bench for conversation seating. The area is screened with Buxus sempervirens hedges.
Photographs by Dario Fusaro.