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Renovation

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I Cipressi

Now that the renovation of the home has been completed, it is time to turn our attention to the exterior of the house.  At present it is a bit too austere for our tastes.  The former owner purchased the house in 2002 as a ruin.  There was no electricity until 2008 and he had to […]

Let’s Play Ball

As youngsters spending our summers at the beach clubs that surrounded Long Island Sound, the male members of the family would gather on a Sunday afternoon at the rustic dirt bocce court after a copious lunch to play their favorite game.  No women were granted  access to this fraternity;  and only as children were we […]

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Painting the Interior

Painting for the interior of the house had been included in the ‘preventivo’ (estimate) for the renovation.  However, as with most construction projects, costs mount, and Arturo and I were quite confident we could paint the house ourselves in an effort to save some money; especially as the quote we had received was 6,000 euro […]

Setting Up House

A possible downside of renting out your home is running the risk of having your personal possessions and well furniture broken or damaged.  That was the case with the previous owner.  Not sure if all his tenants were large, clumsy or just uncaring; but the more than dozen chairs that filled the house had either the […]

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Renovation Begins

Even though we ultimately had to purchase the property  as three separate homes, we began to develop a plan to combine the houses and ultimately have two houses with three bedrooms and two baths respectively.     Along with this our renovation included updates to the septic tank, heating and a rather large dampness issue that […]