In Roman times, the area was crossed by the Via Salaria Antica, along the present axis of Via Giovanni Paisiello and Via Antonio Bertoloni. Via Francesco Denza and the central hill (the Monticello) was called clivus cucumeris. ‘Pelaiolo’ or ‘Peraiolo’ is the original name of the hills where the Parioli quarter currently extends, a peasant term that recalls the fruit of the pear tree. The street of Viale Parioli, extended to Viale Liegi, was conceived as a ‘city promenade’, with a side galloping track in the shade of the trees. In the early 20th century, Viale Tiziano and Viale Pilsudsky were extended, again conceived as promenades for the rising bourgeoisie. The present-day quarter developed, roughly, from the 1910s to the 1950s and is made up of a fabric of buildings with fine finishes, all with stone cladding and curtain walling, of which the building in question is a particular example. In the series of fine mansions in the area, the one in Via Denza di Monaco-Luccichenti of 1955-56 stands out due to the remarkable variety of its plan and volume layout.
The renovation work was preceded by a complete overhaul of the plasterwork with widespread deterioration affecting up to 30% of the entire surface, including inspection, removal of loose areas, removal of debris, replastering of these areas with lime plaster, replastering of any architectural elements present, cornices, string courses and frames, preparation of the surfaces with removal of the old paint, lime skimming with an ordinary finish and sanding of the entire surface, ready for painting. In the second phase, the entire façade was prepared for painting by means of a coat of primer and subsequent coats of silicate paint by SIKKENS in the number required for complete coverage.
It was then possible to proceed with cleaning and removal of joints, washing with water using a low-pressure system, including a protective resin treatment on all the brick surfaces. The faux travertine plasterwork underwent a complete overhaul, with restoration of the joints and resurfacing of all the surfaces.
Lastly, the stone surfaces and architectural elements were cleaned and removed of layers of various microorganisms, oxidation or chemical or natural aggressors, using a low pressure system with sand and/or water, including treatment with protective resin.
To complete this, an advanced video surveillance system was placed outside the building