Real estate for sale - Country houses
Design house for sale in dreamlike panoramic setting close to Perugia and with views onto Assisi
This property is one of the first passive (ultra-low energy consuming) buildings in central Italy with the wooden frame construction system. With the aim of uniting German technology to Italian design, the project has been carried out in close collaboration between German and Italian teams. The extraordinary result not only confers a high level of comfort but provides extremely low maintenance costs matched with many new architectural refinements. With advanced facilities (heat pump, controlled ventilation, solar collectors, and photovoltaic system) and very good insulation, it was possible to dispense with gas mains connection. The energy cost needed for heating, cooling, air conditioning and hot water is less than 30 Euros per month. If we also include the production of the photovoltaic system, this home actually produces more energy than it consumes (energy class "A+Gold"). A glass façade opens the living area to the outside and the panorama, giving the inhabitants wonderful views both day and night. Inside, importance has been placed in seamlessly connecting the open spaces to give the feeling of a generous environment. The entrance is upstairs and, by crossing the entrance room with the dressing area, we reach the large kitchen and from there, directly to the porch. The designer kitchen (Valcucine) is of great value, while a pantry offers more space. Wide sliding doors afford access to the study. Completing the top floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. An internal staircase leads downstairs to the living room that gives direct access to the garden and sleeping area, which consist of two bedrooms –these too with direct access to the garden– and a bathroom with double sinks and double shower, and a walk-in closet. On the other side of the living area is an apartment consisting of a bedroom, kitchenette and private bathroom. Entrance to this apartment – which also has a single entrance – is from both the inside and via an external staircase with a terrace area. Currently the apartment is used as office. Downstairs there is also a large laundry room and a utility room. The building is certified as "passive" and is powered by a heat pump (air to air) connected to the solar system and the 4 kW photovoltaic system. Indoor humidity is regulated by the controlled ventilation system. The heating and cooling occur through radiating cooling elements and wall panels. Also, an external sun-controlled dimming system supports the regulation of the ambient temperature. Thanks to the technologically advanced installations and the use of certified and renewable materials, an extremely healthy room climate results – both for the inhabitants and for the preservation of the structure itself. The extensive planting of the roof creates a pleasant microclimate also to the surrounding environment as well as protecting the house from overheating. A terrace set on the roof is another scenic area. The enclosed courtyard has an extensive vegetation with olive trees, fruit trees, pines, numerous shrubs, lawns and a vegetable garden. A two-car garage completes the property covered and, if needed, another area of 90 m² allows the home to be added to or to construct a new building. The property is in an idyllic panoramic location. It is accessible along a paved road and is well connected to all kinds of facilities. The centre of Perugia is only 7 km away and is easily reached by car in just 10 minutes. Assisi and many other towns, and Perugia Airport, can also be reached quickly.