Property Type : Other Residential
Property Style : N/A
Build Size : 9,687 ft² / 900 m²
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 7
Bathroom : 7
Half Bathroom : 0
Located in a panoramic position with breathtaking views over small villages, dramatic valleys, forests, green fields and ancient groves, stands this period residence, originally built around a historic tower- Marrying historic charm with modern amenities, the 800 sqm villa was completely restored in 2010-2011, and has the modern conveniences of energy saving LEDs, solar panels for hot water and an underground water pump that provides constant heat in the winter and cools the terra-cotta floors in the summer. Contrastingly, the villa has retained the charm of weathered stone walls, vaulted brick ceilings and time-worn wood details throughout. The kitchen is country chic, the furniture Italian modern, and colorful contemporary art. The villa is composed on the ground floor, of a large kitchen, dining room, study, powder room, boot room, and large vaulted sitting room. The arched windows that surround the living space overlook the English manicured garden, and the restored pizza oven lends itself to fun family pizza nights. A sweeping staircase built from the recovered boards of an ancient wine barrique, leads to a first floor which consists of a spacious master bedroom, bathroom and his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes, three further en-suites, a shower room, and two additional single bedrooms with romantic Juliette balconies. A hidden staircase leads to the original tower room. Sweeping lawns, formal rose parterres, a kitchen garden and vine-covered pergola complete the picture. There is a separate 100 sqm barn that serves as guest accommodations with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, an open plan kitchen and sitting room that overlooks the 6x15 pool and custom built SPA hot tub. A covered pergola that is the upper part of the barn, boasts a built in fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen with island, BBQ grill and fridge. A table seating 20 lends itself to wonderful summer parties. The property consists of a very manageable 5 hectare of which 1 ha of vineyards, piece of Tuscan paradise, but sits in the privacy of a 180 hectare preserve with trails, a lake, and excellent hunting. An olive grove of 130 secular olive trees, produce approximately 450 kg of organic olive oil, currently marketed in the US, and the 4 year-old vineyard produced its first vintage of red and white wine in 2014, a Super Tuscan (San Giovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot blend), and an excellent Vermentino, a local white varietal that is increasing in popularity. At its height, the nearly hectare of vineyard will produce 4000 bottles of organic wine. More land is available by separate negotiation.