While the house will have 17 doors, 5 exterior and 12 interior, there are only 11 windows (le finestre, singular la finestra). That’s because the French doors are doing double duty as windows.
(I saw some examples of windows during my last trip.)
Of the 11 windows, 9 will be double windows that open in the middle. The other two are the kitchen window, which has three panels, and the stairway window, which has one.
In nearly all the windows, there will be a feature called alta ribalta, which is a window that tilts open at the top to allow airflow or can be opened “normally”.
The sills will be in the local style, using, as Kevin put it, “pianella tiles — known to foreigners as ‘terracotta tiles’.”
We will also use pianella tiles between the ceiling beams upstairs.
(The picture below right shows a windowsill from a house restoration in France.)
These will match the door, using the middle color below.
First image: | http://www.gattinoalluminio.it/SOLUZIONI%20E%20MODELLI%20DI%20SERRAMENTO/modelli%20finestre%20anta-ribalta.html
Second image: | http://www.linfissodautore.it/component/hikashop/prodotto/finestra-1-anta-ribalta/lang-it-IT.html
Third image: | http://www.tridentuminc.com/reclaimed-wood-beams.html
Fourth image: | https://notrelittlehill.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/petits-problemes-de-bricolage/
Fifth image: Copyright © Our Big Italian Adventure
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