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Update: 1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy – and it isn’t good news

1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy
1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy

Remember the stunning 1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy we featured a short time back? Of course you do, it was one of our most read features. Well, we have some VERY bad news about it…

Well, WowHaus reader Marie Therese, who is based in Milan, tried to book a viewing of the house. Over to her:

A sad day today. When I requested an appointment for viewing the Villa Benedetti in the Marche, Italy, I learned that the owner had decided to convert it into an apartment complex and has started to tear down the insides of the villa. Incredible.

Yes, that’s right, the place is currently being gutted and will soon be replaced by some apartments.

1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy
1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy

When you think of the possibilities for this place (movie and TV set, hotel, holiday home, house etc etc), it’s a shame that the place is just being ripped apart, lost forever and replaced with something very likely to have a fraction of the character of the original build.

So wave goodbye to the flying saucer disco – it’s now consigned to history.

1970s Villa Benedetti space age house in Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy – all the images

  • Gavin U

    More of a 50s Mid Century Modern fan myself, but that is a tragic waste of a rare “time capsule” interior. Just tragic. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the armpits of those responsible…

  • serena hunt

    Unbelievable, this should be listed. Why oh Why do people do this!!??

  • androo wobble

    yeah this kind of thing happens all over, to be replaced with bland boxes with those awful scratchy beige carpets, it makes me weep