Casa Mia, nestled in the historic outskirts of Rome and masterfully designed by Nora Santonastaso in 2020, exemplifies a bespoke transformation from a 1960s apartment to a modern family haven.
Overcoming the challenge of limited space, Santonastaso reimagined this 70-square-meter (approximately 753-square-foot) dwelling into a spacious and
Casa Mia stands as a testament to innovation, maximizing comfort and style within the classic Roman architecture.
About Casa Mia
Casa Mia: Crafting Comfort in the Eternal City
Designing my own home ranked as one of my most daunting challenges. As an architect, I yearned to craft the ideal dwelling, and from 2019 to 2020, I turned this dream into reality. Initially, the apartment was a typical 1960s Roman suburb residence: a cluster of well-defined rooms and a maze of hallways, which was not ideal given its 70 square meters (approximately 753 square feet).
Maximizing Space for Family Life
My goal was to create a cozy and functional space for a family of five. Therefore, I focused on optimizing every inch. I dedicated nearly half of the area to the living space, encompassing the kitchen, lounge, and dining area. Then, after some initial missteps, I crafted two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and direct bathroom access, while the smaller room, designed for the kids, features bunk beds in Montessori style, complete with storage.
Near the entrance, I set up a practical study corner with a large desk that merges into the living room bench. This smart design defines and connects the entryway to the bright and vibrant heart of the home.
Photography by Edi Solari