|Village / Town:||SAN PIETRO A CEGLIOLO|
|Size:||520 sqm total surface area|
|Beds / Baths:||7 / 6|
|Garden / Pool:||YES / YES|
|Energy label:||ENERGY CERTIFICATE G|
|Nearest town with services:||Camucia 7kms, Cortona 9 kms|
|City or Zone:||Cortona|
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
2 independent buildings
Without a doubt this is a LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION property!
Situated in a dominant position with a sweeping 180° panorama of the entire Valdichiana valley and beyond, this is an impressive estate consisting of two independent buildings which have – over the last two years – undergone a complete renovation and new build. The two buildings, each with their own private driveway and entrance gates, stand in over 4 hectares of land, surrounded by traditional terraced olive groves, meadows and to the back, woodland.
Both houses have a VAST panorama of stunning beauty, are south to south-west facing with all day sunshine and have front row seats for spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from the many terraces of the villa and farmhouse or from the extended terrace around the incredible designed infinity pool.
The estate enjoys complete privacy and yet it is just a 5 minute drive to the nearest shops, 10 minutes to the well serviced town of Camucia and a 15 minute drive to Cortona’s historic town centre.
The setting has to be one of the most spectacular locations that Cortona has to offer; combine this with the professional input of both an international architect and a project manager and you have a property that is as near perfect as feasibly possible; all it lacks is for the newly landscaped garden to mature and blossom.
The two properties, nominated as "The Farmhouse" and "The Villa" are composed as follows:
THE FARMHOUSE – an almost 200-year old, totally renovated 2-storey building serves as the principle residence for the present owners:
On the ground floor there is a bright and well laid out kitchen and breakfast area – a separate dining room - a living room with a traditional stone fireplace – a living/TV room - a study - a bathroom – and various store rooms including a closet, pantry and laundry room. All of the rooms are interconnecting, providing a continuity of light and space and all principle rooms have direct access to the beautifully designed courtyard where there is a covered pergola for dining ‘al fresco’, strategically placed to enjoy the best of the view and the fantastic daily sunsets. Under floor heating has been installed throughout this floor.
On the first floor which is partially laid in beautiful antique wooden floor boards, there are 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms; in one wing of the house there is the master suite with walk-in closet, a study, large en-suite bathroom and direct access to a large panoramic terrace with an additional outdoor shower. In the other wing there is another large bedroom with en-suite bathroom(with a separate bathtub and shower) and a third bedroom also with en-suite. This floor is heated with radiators (which can be powered either by a central pellet stove or LPG gas).
The first floor, reminiscent of colonial style decor, is charming with beautifully laid out bedrooms, spacious bathrooms in travertine stone and bedroom ceiling fans which can be used for best effect together with the air conditioning installed.
THE VILLA – built on 3 floors - was built from scratch and to date, has never been occupied. It is newly constructed in true Tuscan style and with traditional materials using local craftsmanship.
The basement area – mirrors the rest of the villa in its high quality traditional internal finishes and has been cleverly utilized to create functional rooms such as a gym, games room, many storage rooms and a fully insulated and sealed wine cellar. There is also adequate room to park a car. Beautiful hand-built terracotta vaulted ceilings express the traditional construction of this house.
The ground floor - at the centre of the home is the double height kitchen, dining and living space with direct access to an enormous covered porch and open terrace both with the splendid panorama over the valley. The fully integrated kitchen is built using traditional timber, antique tiles and travertine stone and links to a private terrace with an impressive stone BBQ and outdoor kitchen also enjoying the stunning views.
A separate double height living room opens onto the view with its own terrace and has a stunning Tuscan stone fireplace at the focal point of the room. Off these rooms are TV and office spaces.
To the back of the house and on an upper level are further rooms as well as a laundry and utility room.
The first floor consists of a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms and 1 bathroom all laid in traditional terracotta tiles and with travertine stone in the bathrooms. All four bedrooms enjoy the stunning panoramic views and each with access to a private terrace and external stone staircase. Central heating and air conditioning have both been installed. (NB: one of the bedrooms could easily be converted into a second master bedroom with walk in closet and en-suite thereby creating 3 en-suite bedrooms).
The property has its own private outside spaces, south facing, with views that extend to the Cortona hillside and the historical town centre.
The beautiful grounds around the property have been landscape designed and consist of a central courtyard with various seating areas which lead off to the olive groves – approximately 200 trees providing ‘organic’ olive oil – and various green areas which in turn lead off into woodland.
The infinity pool, protruding from the side of the hillside, is extraordinary; from 1.2 to 1.6 meters deep, it is covered with tiles brought from India and is a feature in itself! 15 x 4.8 meters, it has a salt purification system - predisposition for a heat pump and for a rigid cover (which guarantees less dispersion of heat during the night). There is also a large underground technical room with service bathroom.
There are 2 wells with drinking water, 2 water deposits and water softeners
Internet and phone line are present.
Satellite has also been installed.
There are all new utility systems (plumbing, heating, electrical, septic tank etc..) all regulated by current European standards.
There is also an alarm system - automatic gates – air conditioning.
From the elegance of the master suite, the flowing continuity of the ground floor rooms (in both houses), to the simply stunning swimming pool, one can see that attention has been given to every detail over the two long years it has taken to complete the project; the owner, a construction engineer and general real estate contractor undertook an enormous project to realise his life-time dream of working in Italy, and more specifically Cortona, but the end result is simply spectacular!