Casa Crotta (former Dalle Crode, Tibolet) is most probably an ancient hunting lodge built in the XVII century by a Venetian noble family – the Crotta’s – and is listed in the catalog of the Regional Institute of Venetian Villas.
The house is situated in the hamlet of Arfanta, among the hills of Tarzo (Treviso), and is the first of a series of rural buildings located right along the municipal road. The building presented only one habitable storey, a raised ground floor. This feature reflected the original intended use of the house: the hunting lodge was only occasionally being used, and for a few hours a day. The poor preservation status required a major intervention to avoid compromising the functionality of the building.
A restoration work has been coupled with the realization of brand new architectural elements. In order to turn the whole lodge into a comfortable living space, a slight but significant redistribution of spaces has been conducted on both the ground floor and the first floor. A recent indelicate accretion has been transformed into the new kitchen, while two bathrooms have been realized, respectively at the ground floor and at the first floor. All the terracotta and stone materials recovered during the restoration have been cleaned and subsequently reused.
▽ 西立面，west facade
▽ 东立面，east facade
▽ 立面石材，the stone materials
▽ 厨房，the new kitchen
▽ 从厨房看向餐厅，view from the kitchen to the dining room
▽ 地平层的高差关系，the different levels on the groundfloor
▽ 一层的房间，the rooms on the first floor
▽ 二层空间，the space on the second floor
▽ （左）通往一层的楼梯，（右）通往二层的楼梯；(left) the staircase to the first floor , (right) the staircase to the second floor
▽ 卫生间，the bathrooms
The restoration is due to be concluded in several stages and foresees as well the recovery of a small stone tower adjacent to the building and the redesign of an outdoor pergola used as both garage and storage.
▽ 通往别墅的门扉，the gate to Casa Crotta
▽ 入口层平面图（带环境）The ground floor plan with surroundings
▽ 入口层平面图，the ground floor plan
▽ 一层平面图，the first floor
▽ 二层平面图，the second floor
▽ 剖面图，the section
English Text: Massimo Galeotti Architetto