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The project must be supervised

Although we have had our own trusted supervisor for the project, we visit the site at least once a month to check on what has been done. These are rather routine meetings, since the project outlines have been approved and carefully specified at the design stage. We...

Drama at the town hall

Finding the house was a long process, but redesigning it took even more time. We argued about a number of details with the municipal engineer: where we could put windows, how large they could be and what they could look like. In February, we were suddenly notified...

The architect has great authority

We had zero experience of working with an architect. Before this, we had designed all the refurbishments ourselves, even major ones. We decided to turn to an acquaintance of ours, Kari Kuosma, who is better known in Finland as a caricaturist than an architect. Kari...

Easter 2013: This house is like a museum

The house was sold to us with all the movables, of which there were plenty: 30 chairs, seven beds, five large cupboards, a vanload of old tools and whatnot. Plus old wine barrels – large and even larger ones (barrique and botte). Our first guests arrived at Easter,...

Sitting down for a glass of wine

We had holidayed in Italy many times and toyed with the idea of living permanently in the country. When we finally had the chance to do it, we rented a home in the town of Lecco by Lake Como. After successfully living in Italy for eighteen months, we decided to start...

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