Real estate for sale - Country houses
Restored barn with tower and guest cottage at the edge of a hamlet near Umbertide
The restored barn and tower for sale were designed and restructured by a leading American Architect, who moved to Italy and purchased and restored a castle close by in the 1960’s. His circle of friends included a renowned American writer who restored the property to his requirements who then sold the property to a well known American artist and finally passed it on to yet another artist from Germany. The main structure has a 75 m² central room almost 6 meters high, big windows and a central fireplace with BBQ that can also run the oil fired central heating system, giving this property a special feel that oozes with the artistic history of ownership. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, a bathroom, a kitchen, the huge central living room and garage. There is a bedroom with a small shower room on the first floor. The roof was redone in the 1990's by the current owners and although the technical systems are a little outdated the hand made terracotta tiled floors and general patina create a feeling of simplicity and peace that clearly represents the history of ownership. An annex of about 55 m² was improved by the current owners, who use it as an art studio although it has residential status as a one bedroom cottage It sits at the end of the olive grove and could easily have separate vehicle access if required. There is 7.6 ha of mixed land including about 2 hectares of mature olives that produce excellent oil that easily covers personal usage, there are fig, persimmon, cherry, almond, wild apple walnut and chestnut trees. The property sits on the edge of a pretty hamlet just four kilometres from the market town of Umbertide with easy access. Distances: Umbertide (all amenities and train station) 4 km, Lake Trasimeno 23 km, Città di Castello 25 km, Perugia 30 km, Cortona 41 km, Assisi 47 km, Adriatic coast 110 km, Florence 143 km, Rome 200 km. Airports: Perugia 36 km, Ancona 126 km, Florence 153 km, Rome 233 km.