Real estate for sale - Country houses
Designer house in an enchanting location near Trevi
This exceptional Italian property is special in many ways. The house was designed by Bruno Rubeo and Mayes Rubeo, a film set designer and a costume designer known from numerous Hollywood productions. Mayes is Mexican, and this culture also has a special influence on the design and combines with Bruno's Italian origins.
The result is a symbiosis of well thought-out functionality, many artistic elements and the use of high-quality materials. The versatility of the house also continues in the garden, where there are countless "spots" to enjoy and relax. Be it by the pool with its panoramic view, on the partially covered terrace areas, by the pond adorned with water lilies and Asian Koi, in the pavilion or in the meditative seating areas in the shade of the trees. A special feast for the eyes is that the property's own spring channels the water over the gardens and splashes over small waterfalls into the pool and further into the pond, adding to the scenery and relaxation time and again.
The property is part of a small hamlet and yet has the character of a detached house, especially because there are no neighbouring houses on the valley side and towards the panorama.
During the elaborate complete renovation, the house was divided into different areas, so in addition to the private area, there is a guest flat and several studios where the couple prepared some of their well-known productions. Of course, the house also has its private home cinema. All materials are of high quality, e.g. all windows and doors are made of teak wood, as are many fixtures such as cupboards and shelves. The wrought iron work is also very individual. Special attention was paid to the lighting, which contributes a lot to the special atmosphere of the rooms.
A first gate gives access to the property via a private driveway and a covered parking area. An antique wooden gate with a round arch leads to the inner courtyard and further to the house. A first covered patio provides a seating area with a mosaic stone table.
The reception room has been glazed to the inner courtyard and, in addition to another seating area, offers access to a guest room with en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and its own entrance to the front courtyard. Another courtyard, also accessible from the reception room, leads to the wine cellar. The reception room also leads to the entrance of the main house and an entrance to the kitchen-living room. From the main entrance, a hallway leads to a second bedroom, also with en-suite bathroom and access to the courtyard, and on to the living room with wood-burning stove and access to a covered panoramic terrace with fireplace and pizza oven. Also off the living room is the home cinema, the dining room (also with access to the garden) and the fully equipped kitchen.
A glass and steel staircase leads to the upper floor. On one side is a first bedroom with en-suite bathroom (currently used as study), opposite is a second bedroom (also used as study). Both rooms have a gallery. After this area, one enters the master bedroom area. This is divided into an anteroom and a large bathroom through which one enters the bedroom. Opposite is a walk-in wardrobe. Continuing on, there is a small living room with a reading nook and access to its private terrace and a desk area with a picture window. The anteroom also leads to the gallery space and a storage room.
A separate split-level guest flat is accessed from the front courtyard of the property. On the lower level there is a living room with kitchenette, on the upper level a bedroom and a bathroom. The courtyard leads to the garden area and the pool. There is another covered terrace with an outdoor kitchen and a cosy seating area. On the next level below the pool is another large room, which is also used as studio. Of course, there is also a separate vegetable garden and a pavilion that serves as a shelter for the lemon trees and other plants in winter. Additional garden sheds are used to store garden tools.
The property is only a few minutes' drive from the popular town of Trevi in Umbria, a picturesque place with complete infrastructure. However, many other places such as Spoleto, Montefalco, Foligno and Perugia can also be reached within a 30-minute drive. Rome airport is 170 km away, Florence airport 200 km and Perugia airport 40 km.