This home renovation of a summer house built in the mid-60s is one that, at first, I was like “meh,” but then upon closer inspection I started to love the materials and details. Upon first glance, it looks as though the home is covered in wood slats but up close you will see that it’s actually travertine marble tiles — definitely an unexpected material.

Located in Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy, sundaymorning and Massimo Fiorido Associati designed a home that feels at one with the landscape and yet stands out as a unique structure.

I have to admit, though, that what really sold me was the staircase bookshelf.

Photographs by Fabio Candido.