Tuscan Transformation

Curtis Gelotte and Eric Drivdahl’s Tuscan Estate project captures the role of story in architectural artistry. The client desired to imbue an existing home with an air of Tuscany, encapsulating the best of Tuscan architecture through the ages. Gelotte and Drivdahl crafted a compelling tale to guide them through the design. The narrative describes how a humble Italian farm evolved over generations as subsequent heirs acquired wealth. Beamed ceilings and stone walls grace the “early” rooms of the home while Carrara marble and Venetian plaster adorn the “additions.” The architects aspired to authenticity in all details of the home. From the lack of baseboards to the terra cotta tile flooring to an antique Italian marble tub, the art of story and the art of architecture triumph.

Project Team

Principal:  Curtis Gelotte
Project Manager:  Eric Drivdahl
Contractor:  Edifice Construction Company
Interior Designer:  Barbara Hyde Evans
Landscape Architect:  Darwin Webb Landscape Architects
Structural Engineers:  Dribble Engineers
Photography:  Ben Benschneider


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