Villa Saraceno, Vicenza

Villa Saraceno

Photographs by David Valinsky

Commissioned by Biagio Saraceno the Villa Saraceno, Agugliaro is one of the earliest and simplest of Andrea Palladio's designs. As built it is much more modest than Palladio’s design published in I Quattro Libri dell'architettura (1570). Only the villa’s house was constructed and the symmetrical ‘barchesse’ or barns flanking either side of the house as shown in plate 56 from in I Quattro Libri dell'architettura were never fully executed. In the mid-17th century the colonnaded ‘barchessa’ on the east side of the house was added which links to the other existing farm buildings on the site.

Typically as with other Palladian villas the house as built combined a living space for the owners with a granary above the piano nobile to keep the grain cool and dry.

Derelict by the mid-twentieth century, the Villa Saraceno was bought by the Landmark Trust and restored in 1990-1994.

Also See more images by David Valinsky and additional images of the Villa Saraceno.

Feature by Jonathan Makepeace.

 

108584 items
RIBA3576-66Centrepoint, 101 New Oxford Street, London, seen from St Giles High Street

 
RIBA3577-66Post office and Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3578-66Eigen Haard housing, Spaarndammerplantsoen, Amsterdam


RIBA3579-66De Dageraad housing, Henriette Ronnerplein, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3580-66De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3581-67De Dageraad housing, Therese Schwartzeplein, Amsterdam


RIBA3582-67De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3583-67De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3584-67De Dageraad housing, Therese Schwartzeplein, Amsterdam


RIBA3585-67De Dageraad housing, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat/P. L. Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3586-67De Dageraad housing, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat / Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3587-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam


RIBA3588-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3589-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3590-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam


RIBA3591-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3592-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3593-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3594-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3595-68De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3596-68Villa Meerlhuis, Park Meerwijk, Bergen


RIBA3597-68Post office and Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3598-68Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3599-68Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam