Home EnvyOMG, I Want This House: Italian Manor Edition02.16.13Home EnvyOMG, I Want This House: Italian Manor EditionBlue shutters, large porches, and an ivy-clad pool house! This Italian country manor was once an 18th-century spinning mill, and now it's the place we want to spend our days in.02.16.13 9:45 AM ETStefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveBlue 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. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveEven on a cloudy day, this outdoor pool, enclosed by a variegated hedge and a wing of the ivy-clad property, looks enticing. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThe home’s loggia is furnished as an outdoor living room, featuring a black and white checkered floor. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveEven the perfectly manicured Virginia Creeper covering this part of the property looks happy to be here. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveBlue velvet sofas and family memorabilia furnish the spacious living room. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveFrench doors flood the corridor (and its rows of matching chairs) with natural light. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveA peek into the formal dining room, which is decorated with hand-painted wall panels. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveAnother view of the dining room, this time from the corridor. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThe dining room just wouldn’t be complete without that chandelier, would it? Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveAn 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. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveEncyclopedias, wood paneling, and a portrait of a dead white guy? Must be the library! Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveCarved lions' heads, decorating the arms of the library chairs, glare threateningly—better not fall asleep while studying. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThe 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. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveBe not alarmed! That giant stone face, dominating the staircase hall, is safely secured atop a transparent plinth. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThis 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. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveAnother of the home’s bedrooms boasts a four-poster bed and a plethora of pillows. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThe view from the top of the staircase includes a peek into the dining room below and a cane-backed sofa on the first floor. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThrough the French doors at the end of the vaulted corridor is the home’s garden. Stefano Scata/The Interior ArchiveThe outer view of the home’s loggia features an enormous olive tree—and probably the most well-manicured grass in Italy.