Villino Marraccini oggi Lembi
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Villino Marraccini (today Lembi) in Lucca

The rectangular based building with a polygonal forepart on the main façade consists of two floors, a cellar and an attic

Viale Giuseppe Giusti, 93

The hip roof is covered with a layer of Marseillaise tiles whereas the forepart has flat roofing. A skirt roof separates the ground floor, which is plastered, from the upper floor, which is in facing brick.
All the windows on the ground floor have an architrave which is characterised by phytomorphic festoons, smooth jambs and a slightly projecting window sill.
Instead the first floor windows have varyingly ornate architraves and jambs with a spiral decoration.
The attic windows are defined by a continuous fascia of alternating green and yellow painted bricks and between one window and the next there are decorations painted with zoomorphic characters. The part below the eaves is characterised by corbels which are decorated with acanthus leaves.
All the corners, both in the main part of the building and in the polygonal part, have plastered pilasters which stand out against the darker plaster on the ground floor and the bricks on the upper floor.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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