The famous Electrical Plans. They use a large scale… 5 cm = 1 m… so it will be VERY CLEAR to the Work-guys AND electricians as to what’s what. The plans barely made sense to me… their Creator… when I drew them up with 2 cm = 1 m. Better big. OK…
The Salotto… at the bottom of the plan is the highest part of the ceilings, nearly 30 feet in height. That wall and its companions to its sides will be washed with lights on a dimmer. The Italians have yet to produce an effective dimmer. This is due to the fact that the Italian race likes BRIGHT LIGHT… at all times. Just walk into a restaurant and it’s akin to a hospital operating room. Ugh. The other key feature of this plan is The Location of the fireplace, on the bottom left. The vague boxes floating in the middle of the room are the two sofa/beds we want to have land here, miraculously arranged towards The Location of the Heat.
The Sala da Pranzo… ditto for the walls at the bottom of the plan and their illumination. We’re going to dry dimmers here too. Wish us luck!!! A chandelier will hang from one of the wood beams of the exposed ceiling in the middle of the room. Please note… the fireplace is where it is because… A) I DO NOT LIKE THINGS IN CORNERS. There is something cheesy about doing that… and B) it is the only Location for the chimney to sprout out of the roof without conflict with a nearby stone wall or cornice of il Poggiolo.
And, the Kitchen… lots of little box-lights to shine down upon the two small banks of cabinets… the longest at the top of the plan and a much shorter one on the left & next to the mini-door to the Loggia. I plan to put a nice thin table in the middle as a work surface. Oh! The ceilings are radically low. Less than seven feet high. Fine for You, who barely cracks five feet, but dangerous to the American Standard for height these days. Lurch, The Butler, is now a midget!!! Gads.