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OMG, I Want This House: Italian Manor Edition

This Italian country manor was once an 18th century spinning mill. See photos.

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Blue shutters, large porches, and an ivy-clad pool house! This Italian country manor was once an 18th-century spinning mill, remodeled into an antique-studded, parkland dream home. See photos of the Friuli house, designed by architect Michele Bonon and Florentine landscape designer Nicolo Grassi, that has us drooling.

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Even on a cloudy day, this outdoor pool, enclosed by a variegated hedge and a wing of the ivy-clad property, looks enticing.

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The home’s loggia is furnished as an outdoor living room, featuring a black and white checkered floor.

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Even the perfectly manicured Virginia Creeper covering this part of the property looks happy to be here.

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Blue velvet sofas and family memorabilia furnish the spacious living room.

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French doors flood the corridor (and its rows of matching chairs) with natural light.

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A peek into the formal dining room, which is decorated with hand-painted wall panels.

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Another view of the dining room, this time from the corridor.

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The dining room just wouldn’t be complete without that chandelier, would it?

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An oversized magnifying glass and Roman-inspired bust help set a brainy mood from atop the writing desk in the study, but fear not: doors of escape into the greenery of the backyard are always within view.

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Encyclopedias, wood paneling, and a portrait of a dead white guy? Must be the library!

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Carved lions' heads, decorating the arms of the library chairs, glare threateningly—better not fall asleep while studying.

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The home boasts a country style kitchen equipped with modern appliances, including this oven with a door so shiny you can see your reflection in it.

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Be not alarmed! That giant stone face, dominating the staircase hall, is safely secured atop a transparent plinth.

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This bedroom, furnished in the French style with a pair of Louis XVI chairs and a cane bed, would surely meet the standards of Marie Antoinette herself.

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Another of the home’s bedrooms boasts a four-poster bed and a plethora of pillows.

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The view from the top of the staircase includes a peek into the dining room below and a cane-backed sofa on the first floor.

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Through the French doors at the end of the vaulted corridor is the home’s garden.

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The outer view of the home’s loggia features an enormous olive tree—and probably the most well-manicured grass in Italy.