In Tuscany, a Converted Convent
New York Times - Great Homes and Destinations
To Michelangelo, sculpture was said to represent the slow liberation of a form or shape from a piece of stone. Sonja Muller, 50, describes a similar experience working on her centuries-old farmhouse in the rural hills of Orbicciano, near Lucca, in Tuscany, which took nearly 10 years.......
Emily Backus (November 18, 2007)
Lucca North - For Tuscany's city of Golden light
On the Tuscan slopes, the "art of living" reaches new heights. Seven kilometres from Lucca, we found a delightful, privately owned villa - nestling in a centuries-old community. Set in hectares of fields and forests; surrounded by vineyards and flowers; sporting an oversized pool and a curtained pool deck - Villa Sonja has it all. Beautifully appointed by its designer-owner, there is a separate media lounge, a chef's kitchen and a regular maid and linen service. This seven-bedroomed gem is just 20 minutes from Pisa airport, 40 minutes from Florence and within easy reach of St Gimignano and Siena........
Daphne Beames (October 6, 2007)