Casali di Casole: The Architecture & Interior Design Process

At Timbers Resorts, when it comes to architecture and interior design, we pride ourselves on establishing an original look and feel at each of our properties. Drawing upon their curatorial brawn, as they orchestrate all of the elements in each project, Director of Architecture Gary Ross, Director of Design & Interiors Sandy Burden, and their expert staff employ an immense amount of creativity, thought and research.

At Casali di Casole in Tuscany, original and authentic structures dating back to the 10th century, which include the extraordinary castle and luxurious farmhouses, are lovingly restored to honor architecture of the past. As part of that effort, entire restoration teams ensure every detail is not only historically accurate, but also sweeping in its inspiration as ruins are literally transformed into stunning works of art.

In his role overseeing all stages of the architectural process, Ross works directly with the Belle Arti department of Italy’s Heritage and Cultural Activity Ministry. All plans and permits must be approved by this government office prior to forging ahead and breaking ground, a thorough and often cumbersome process.

Burden is at the helm of the interior design department and has furnished Timbers' properties since the very first namesake resort in the Collection, The Timbers Club, as well as One Steamboat Place, Esperanza Resort, The Sebastian - Vail and many others. Responsible for all interiors at Casali di Casole's hotel and farmhouses, she and her team apply their trained eyes to bazaars around the globe—from the markets in Paris to fabric vendors in Milan to antique fairs in Parma —seeking just the right pieces for each space. Local artisans are leveraged for their knowledge and prowess, proving to be a powerful collaboration. Part of this process is shown in the photo gallery below.

The farmhouses are available through the Private Residence Club, as well as for whole ownership. Owners who purchase farmhouses outright at Casali di Casole work directly with Ross and Burden as they define just what they'd like in their Tuscan home while staying in tune with its character. With resource rooms at the estate in Italy and at Timbers' headquarters in Colorado, Owners can meet with the architecture and interior design staff abroad or stateside. Ross, Burden and their entire team advise on architectural enhancements, as well as finishes, furnishings and decor, weighing in on all aspects of design from spatial relations to wall color to lighting. They listen to Owners' ideas and inquiries, scrawl plans and set forth on the exciting process of bringing these visions to fruition; balancing elements of the present with the past to become perfect.

 To learn more about ownership opportunities at Casali di Casole, please contact us at 866.963.5005 (toll free in the US) or via email at [email protected]. For availability and reservations at Hotel Casali di Casole, please contact us at 888.927.2580 (toll free in the US) or +39.0577.961501 (in Europe) or via email at [email protected].