Real estate for sale - Country houses
Contemporary architecture in a medieval building with terraces, garden and stunning panoramic views
The detached stone house for sale dates back to the 15th century and was turned into an Italian dream home, offering contemporary architecture and design in a historic building, combined with all technical comforts such as underfloor heating. The surrounding garden with its various terraces has been designed by a renowned landscape architect. The seemingly endless views continue over the gentle hills of the Valle Umbra and, in the distance, to the well-known city Spoleto and the Apennines. The property is part of a small hamlet (five houses) and is situated at 590 m above the winter fog line, overlooking a picturesque castle. The house has an ideal south-facing orientation, is flooded with light and offers spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The Monte Serano in the north protects the property from north winds and creates a mild microclimate during winter, whereas the summer nights are pleasantly cooler than in the valley. The house is divided into two separate autonomous apartments, which could be connected by an interior staircase if necessary. The approx. 2,500 m² of land are divided into the landscaped garden (approx. 1,600 m²) and an olive grove with additional parking spaces. The garden invites to linger and relax. A small “dipping pool” (3 x 4 m) has been created in a natural rock terrace, an outdoor kitchen is perfect for sunset barbecues, a greenhouse is used as winter garden for lemon and orange trees but also as a tearoom on sunny winter days. The apartment on the lower floor (approx. 150 m²) has a spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms (one with its own small terrace), bathroom, entrance hall and an impressive grotto. Both the living room and the kitchen have access to a covered panoramic terrace and the garden. The apartment on the upper floor (approx. 200 m²) offers a large open plan kitchen-, dining- and living room with thermo fireplace, reception room with gallery (currently used as a studio), bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second room. The living room connects to the garden and a second living area used as an artist’s studio (with a kiln for pottery), which could be redesigned as an additional bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is the possibility to add another 70 m². The property can be bought as a whole, but there is also the possibility to buy only one of the two apartments.