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Italy Sotheby's International Realty and Concierge Auctions present the Luxury Property Auction of the Solonghello Castle, on the Monferrato hills, with sweeping 360-degree views of the spectacular Piemonte landscape.
At the top of your new Italian villa compound is a castle, originally from the 12th century and updated in the 18th as a country house. Old-world frescoes and flourishes brought to life by the renowned area architecture firm of Gritella & Associates accompany a blank canvas of possibilities for future commercial or personal use. A former luxury brand jewelry factory and headquarters occupy a slice of your nearly eight-hectare property. A stunning, contemporary, structure, the factory and headquarters were also designed with entertaining in mind. Host a crowd in grand style from an enormous roof terrace overlooking majestic rolling scenery and ancient hilltop towns. While you dream of your future aspirations for this incredible property, sit back and relax into the effortless Italian way of life in your fully-renovated residential farmhouse.
5,210 sqm | 8 ha Land | 5 bedrooms | 10 bathrooms
Castle: 2,370 sqm| Original fortifications dating back to the 12th century; Updated to a country house in the 18th century; Arched facade; Oval-shaped atrium capped by intricately decorated vault; The restoration and structural consolidation, from the foundation to the roof, were entrusted to architect Gianfranco Gritella & Associates of Turin, famous for the interventions made to the hunting lodge of Stupinigi and to the Mole Antonelliana in Turin.
Villa: 640 sqm| Elegant and fully-restored 3-level farmhouse; 5-beds/5-baths; Kitchen; Study/home office; Open, flex space spans the top level; Exposed beams
Factory and Office: 2,200 sqm | Former HQ of luxury jewelry brand; Exposed wood and metal roof with photovoltaic solar panels; Interior elevatorsSee the property
Outdoor Features | Villa features a spacious red porphyry deck surrounded by olive trees; Factory/office building includes a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, including a summer kitchen and fountain; The entire complex is perched on a hill and honors the surrounding countryside; Impeccably landscaped greenspaces
Other Spaces and Amenities | The well-preserved castle has a new roof but offers almost limitless possibilities for renovation and modernization; The previous jewelry factory and business office and the primary villa residence do not need extensive renovation; Wine cellar; Garage
Location | In the sought-after Monferrato Hills region; 1.5 hours from Milan and Genoa; 1 hour from Turin; Around 2 hours to Lake Maggiore and Lake Como; 1 hour to Milan Malpensa Airport
Celebrated worldwide for its wine-making, Medieval hill towns, and black and white truffles, the Piemonte region is an ideal spot to live la dolce vita. The gorgeous landscape, dominated by rolling farms and vineyards between Turin, Milan, and the Mediterranean Sea, received a UNESCO designation in 2014. Explore 16th-century wine caves, regional gastronomic specialties, and world-famous festivals of every flavor from April through October. Only 122km/75 miles from Milan, your villa is convenient for taking in both regional delights and swoon-worthy day trips further afield. Head to Modena for Michelin-starred food, Lakes Como and Maggiore for alpine views, explore Genoa on the Mediterranean Sea, or Nice to taste the French Riviera.
After many years spent abroad, she came back to Italy, to her homeland, the hills of Monferrato. Dynamic, curious and cosmopolitan, before graduating in History, Culture and Oriental Art at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bologna, she spent two years in Australia and South East Asia, relating with different cultures. After graduating, thanks to a EU project, she moved to Berlin, where she lived for almost ten years, first collaborating with artists as a curator of art exhibitions and events, then becoming business partner of an art gallery in the neighbourhood of Mitte, the hub of the Berlin art scene. In particular, she focused on PR management and promoting artists at an international level. Her passion for art made her become interested in spaces and architecture, from 'content' to 'container'; she entered the world of Real Estate, finding the perfect combination in Sotheby's history and philosophy. She became a real estate agent, merging in this activity her artistic knowledge and her international background. she speaks fluent Italian, English and German.