These two recovered buildings are located close to a mill of the fourteenth century. along the river Parma in an area of great environmental value. Both buildings date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. In consideration of the history and the nature of the place, the project proposed, from the beginning, to preserve the main environmental characteristics, by acting on the buildings in order to make them suitable for a family. Nevertheless the building preserves its planivolumetric character, the facade and covering materials and the modularity and the linearity of prospects. In the external parts which are in strong relationship to the the buildings, the work was performed by simply recovering the existing vegetation and by consolidating the masonry stones that accompany the channels. This work allowed the discovery of the ruins of the ancient bank protection. It was decided to clean them by protecting them with a surface treatment, leaving the perception of the ruins in the middle of the vegetation. The abundant presence of water allowed the use of a geothermal plant with the goal to reach a concrete environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. The barn as a main residence The large interior space that serves as a covered passage, characterizes typologically this building and its distribution. The project emphasizes its importance with the great curtain walls covered with oak boards that divides the inside from the outside. The living spaces located in the south at the overlook at the same time the garden and on this path, permitting a constant visual relationship between the various parties of the ground and upper floor. The mill as a guest house The building essentially maintains its original residential use as well as the main characters of positioning and formality, the openings in the side walls, the exposed stone and tiled roofs. The large aperture buffered between the two volumes has been accentuated with a bay window at the staircase permitting a view of the river. Inside the building at the entrance, was uncovered a channel that powered the millstone.