Casa Avventura: Then and Now From 2017 to 2021

Back in the fall of 2019 when we were hosting my college friends at Casa Avventura, we had no idea it would be the last time we would be able to visit Le Marche for almost two years. Finally we are here and it has been fun to see just what has changed and how much things have grown in the interim. It’s also fun to revisit old pictures of the construction and compare to today.

We began the project at the very end of 2016. We visited in May of 2017 and then again in July to see how the house was progressing and to make selections for kitchen and bath finishes, floor tile, stain for the wood beams, etc. This is what it looked like then:

house under construction - May 2017


And this is what it looks like now:

While the house was being built we also started construction on the swimming pool:

Pool - summer 2017

The pool in all its glory:


3 thoughts on “Casa Avventura: Then and Now From 2017 to 2021

  • July 22, 2021 at 8:26 am

    I’ve often thought about you too, especially during the lockdown. I have re-read your story many times. It’s an inspiration for our adventure. We are closing next week on our land in Abruzzo and starting the process. So excited. Thank you again for sharing your journey!

    • July 22, 2021 at 8:32 am

      Thanks, Stacy. Best of luck with your project. It will be exciting! Ed

  • July 22, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you. Your experiences inform many of us Yanks, who love Le Marche for so many reasons.

    I came close to building a home near Potenza Picena, only to be short-circuited by SARS-CoV-2 and advancing age. Given the catastrophic damage in Amatrice and Camerino from earthquakes, I can appreciate the need for adequate engineering. Despite the obvious high caliber of the workmanship on your home and others I have visited on-site, it’s the slow pace of approvals and the incredible number of submissions and revisions that frustrate the task of building.


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