Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Worth the Wait
Photographer Massimo Vitali is a patient man. After falling for a dilapidated fourteenth century church in Lucca, Tuscany, he waited seventeen years to buy it, have a painstaking inspection done by archaelogists, and then finally the renovation itself — the latter taking into account the Italian building laws for abandoned and desecrated churches (it's illegal to erect new walls and break the structure). Now happily settled with wife Annette Klein and their son Otto, it's a lovely space that retains its history, both sacred and profane (it was a plumbing supply warehouse at one point). Love. More details here on AD Décoration.
(photography by stefano baroni and massimo vitali)