Real estate for sale - Town houses
Unique town house with private garden in the best part of historic Cortona
Unique town house with private garden for sale in the best part of historic Cortona in Tuscany, very peaceful, very quiet and with great views towards south and west across the Val di Chiana. The property is located only 5 minutes away from a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars, shops and museums. Simply a short walk. The house is probably close to 800 years old and was restored in a meticulous process which took 3 years to complete. In the process, all three floors had to be completely gutted and all walls consolidated, leaving an empty shell, open like a large cathedral. The historic exterior remained while a light-filled modern interior was created, respecting the traditional materials and methods. An Italian made modern and dramatic open stair well (oak and steel) under a skylight is central to the circulation and affords an openness uncommon in similar kinds of Italian houses. Today, the house offers a reception and entrance area, a living area with wine storage and fireplace, and a complete modern eat-in kitchen with direct access to the garden. The first floor is divided into a sitting room/studio and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The top floor offers a second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and another sitting room/studio with panoramic views. Each bedroom has air-conditioning, two closets with full length mirrors, a dresser with 4 drawers, a shoe cabinet and under bed drawers. The bedroom suites close off with frosted glass doors in aluminium frames, which disperse the light from the windows for a clean appearance. A third double bedroom could easily be created by installing a door. All bathroom counters are travertine with generous storage for linens and toiletries, large shower stalls, as well as toilet and bidet in each bath. Lighting throughout is with custom made fixtures, all either LED or fluorescent. The garden faces south and gets wonderful sunlight. A long Pietra Serena table, hedges for privacy and grass, 2 built-in barbecues, automatic sprinkler and watering system, steel boxes for tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and roses make this property for sale truly perfect.