The restoration process

For the restoration of the farmhouse a multidisciplinary group of experts in archaeology, history and architectural restoration were recruited. The first task was to excavate the floor beneath the farmhouse. This resulted in the discovery of the floor of an ancient hut.


Photographic and planimetric surveys of the structure were then carried out, and each piece of wood was numbered for study purposes.


To restore the wooden structure the farmhouse was entirely dismantled and each piece of wood was cleaned and treated.


The criteria applied was to conserve as much of the original wood as possible, so inserts were grafted on to partly damaged pieces and only those which had suffered major damage were replaced entirely.


Then all the elements lost over time were restored and reassembled to give the building back its original look, with its 17th century exterior and 16th century interior framework.