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Lidia Chambre d’hotes
via Lucana, 38  Matera –Basilicata –Italy


Architetto: Daniela Amoroso
Impresa appaltatrice dei lavori: Sio Ristrutturazioni di Silvio Olivieri
Area: 75 mq
Anno ultimazione lavori: 2016
Fotografia: Arch. Nico Colucci



All houses tell stories and so does Mrs. Lidia’s house (from which the name “Lidia Chambres d’Hotes), donated to her son Salvatore and to Annamaria, it narrates about an house belonged to the same family for four generations.

 At the first floor of an historic building dated 1925, downtown the city of Matera, a few meters away from the ancient “Sassi’s District” itis located an original residence that was subject to a deep restructuring aimed to bring back its original and historical character.

In fact, the last renovation dated back to the nineties had covered the ancient house beauties: so, ended all the interior partition demolitionof the pavement and part of the plasters showed the house in its original state, now ready for a new life.

Once the plaster was removed, tufa walls (typical local stone) appeared again with the story of the ancient vaulted ceiling and its iron beans was brought to light thanks to a patient restoration and recovery work.

The Residence “Lidia Chambres d’Hotes” is composed of two mini apartments,  facing each other, cozy and refined, designed for customers looking for an old and unforgettable place.

 Between Mrs. Annamaria, owner passionate for design and luxury accessories, and the designer Arch. Daniela Amoroso starts a lively creative dialogue where ideas become sketches and later drawings that lead to the realization of an unique, for its originality and elegance, architectural work.

The reshaping, without interfering with the load-bearing walls and the existing stone vaults, followed precise guidelines: ensure acoustic performances-proof interior noise between adjacent rooms;allow maximum permeability of natural light;create the perception of a homogeneous open space while maintaining a discreet aperturebetween the living and sleeping area, in privacy.

 So the living and sleeping areas are separated, in an apartment,by a lightweight perforated structure; in other one by a central volume masonry building that houses the shower and the dressing area.

 The entrance of the residence, characterized by the blue color of the walls and vintage chandelier,is enriched by a covered wall of carved metal sheets, through which the light of the LEDs and the antique red decorated cement tilesresurface in different forms.

IMG_6135Always at the entrance, there you can find also the oval brass mirror placed on a marble and iron table of clear vintage inspiration that reflects the colors of the game (o solo color game?) given from the blue of the walls, the black of the iron and the red of the cement tiles

 The original antique cement tiles,found during the renovations, were cleaned and usedin bathrooms as flooring and coatingtogether with a discrete gray resin, selected to even out the renovation work.

 The decorated cement tiles, the restored wooden stools and the vintage mirrorsmake the bathroom interior warm and cozy.

 The Residence “ Lidia Chambres d’Hotes” is a place to relax and get surprised at the same time.

pianta-2Every single piece of furniture, from the small iron and marble tables to the glass and brass lamps, from the mirrors to the ashtrays of the fifties, have been chosen with care, in compliance with the same criterion: the link between past and present coexist in a game of balance and subtle twist. Thus, natural teak wood floor and powder gray walls embrace vintage furniture and accessories sought with passion by the owner, Mrs. Annamaria, in various places: from Grandma’s attic to flea markets up to the coolest Milan vintage furniture stores.

 The kitchen is built on iron and cement shelf,in which a small sink, a kettle and a SMEG Mini Bar ensure thechance to enjoy anytime a coffee, a tea or a drink in a soft and elegant atmosphere.

“Lidia Chambres d’Hotes”has everything you could want for an unforgettable stay in the ancient city of “Sassi”.