The facade is characterized by large windows and a large portal, typical of the sixteenth century, made with rusticated stone. The graffiti in the plasterwork are from a later period. At the top of the facade there is the Ridolfi coat of arms. Above the portal of the ground floor there is a marble slab in memory of Senator Cosimo Ridolfi. The three openings of the ground floor are closed by means of doors of which, the one corresponding to the entrance is of era while the other two were placed in 1968.
The stone surface presented typical degradation characteristic of this type of material, exposed to the external environment: deposit of coherent and incoherent dirt, black crusts, areas of rainwater runoff, lifting and detachment of the material.
The interventions on the stone material were also dedicated to the restoration of the bas-relief with the coat of arms of the Ridolfi family, made of pietra forte, and on the commemorative plaque made of white marble, which was very dirty and so washed away on the surface that the engraved inscription was illegible.
The façade of the first and second floor, decorated with a false ashlar made with the graffito technique, showed in some points plaster detachments, swellings, lacks, efflorescence and chromatic alteration: the perimetric decoration with vegetal elements and the one imitating the ashlar showed a thick superficial repainting.
The wooden elements (eaves and parsiane) also showed detachments and disintegration of the material.
First stratigraphic essays and non-invasive investigations were carried out to identify exactly the materials and techniques to be used to protect the authenticity of the building and to produce a restoration consistent with the context.
The restoration work was carried out on both stone surfaces and plaster, without tampering with the wooden elements.