This Home in the Italian Countryside Is Radically Open to the Landscape

With an unusual roof and a ground floor open to the outside, a barn-like house stretches out amidst rolling fields.
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Carlo Zingaro, a cardiac surgeon, and Eugenia Morgano, a nurse, had been partners in the operating theater for two years and in life for one when they moved in together in 2012. They rented a rustic cottage near the town of Ancona in Italy’s rural Marche region. The rental house, which opened to a garden and pool and was surrounded by working farms, felt like an antidote to the high stakes and sterile rooms of the hospital. Yet the interior’s 322 square feet put the squeeze on the couple, especially as they weighed starting a family.

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