Have you ever dreamed of just dropping everything and moving to a farmhouse in Tuscany? No, this isn’t the plot to ‘Under The Tuscan Sun,’ this is the beautiful reality of actress Debi Mazur and her husband, Gabriele Corocos. Every year, the family spends the summer in Corocos’ great-grandfather’s 14th century home about 20 minutes outside of Florence. This makes the location ideal for spending time surrounded by nature but still close enough to the Florence city-life.
The home runs exclusively on a wood-burning stove which has proved to be both difficult and rewarding. The pair – hosts of ‘Extra Virgin’ on The Cooking Channel – admittedly look forward to cooking in this historic home. Ultimately, Corocos has also said that his dream is to honor his ancestors by turning the home into a cooking school.
Design-wise, this home is an amazing combination of history and modern elegance. Chicken-themed art is scattered throughout the home which provides a charming and unexpected touch to every room.
The theme of historic-functionality continues with objects such as this green-glass jug that dates back to the 1940s!
This mortar-and-pestle is a piece of history at the unbelievable age of 300-years old but is a commonly-used kitchenware item in the Corocos home.
Love pizza? Of course you do. How about taking a cue from the culinary couple and building your own pizza oven? PIzza lovers everywhere rejoice!
In the true rural tradition, the Corocos’ have a chicken coop on their 185-acre plot where they raise hens and have a handsome rooster named Ettoire who Debi calls “a real stud.”
Seems like the ideallic life, doesn’t it? Take a look at the full feature on the Food Network here.
Would you ever move to a farmhouse in Italy?
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