In densely populated cities like Rome and Florence, you become accustomed to seeing one apartment block after another. So, it came as a pleasant surprise to come across two detached homes in the Oltrarno area of Florence. Not only that, but they were designed in what I would term an art deco manner. (If I’m wrong in using that term, I hope someone will correct me. Is it art nouveau, perhaps?)
Here is the first beautiful example, followed by some of the details of the exterior of this home.
Here is the second home, which was right next door to the first one.
I found them very beautiful, and such a change from the sometimes soulless apartment blocks. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to see the interiors of these homes?