Superbly restored villa with its own land and swimming pool, located in the municipality of Fosciandora in a splendid panoramic position which boasts stunning views of the surrounding valleys and Apuan Alps.
Dating back originally to 1821, this was once the estate manager's house in an estate of some local historical importance. It has been meticulously and sympathetically restored by the current owners.The original architectural character has been maintained while at the same time enriched with contemporary finishings and latest eco-technologies. There has been no compromise in quality or technology.
The villa stretches out on four levels, including the lower ground floor, as follows:
GROUND FLOOR: Entrance into the living room, Studio (or 5th bedroom) and bathroom.
FIRST FLOOR: Hall, 2 double bedrooms each with private bathroom, divided with glass partitions and travertine marble.
SECOND FLOOR: The same layout as above with Hall, 2 double bedrooms each with private bathroom.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR: Kitchen, hall and dining room. Both rooms have access to the panoramic pergola, a superb area for alfresco dining in the Summer months. A large technical control room with boiler and other accessories completes this floor.
The finishings on the interior of the house are of excellent quality with features such as handmade terracotta tiled floors, exposed chestnut beamed ceilings, an innovative steel staircase with chestnut tread and glass banisters which connects all floors, solid soundproofed chestnut doors, bathrooms finished in travertine marble with custom made glass walls and walk-in shower cubicles. Two of the bathrooms have standalone marble bathtubs 'with a view'
Externally, the property has been rendered traditionally with shuttered windows, local stone sills and Tuscan painted architectural details. Reclaimed tiles were used on the terracotta roof and stones recovered from the site were used on the lower ground floor and terrace walls.
The surrounding land of around 6,600sqm, partly terraced, offers a superb heated swimming pool surrounded by a paved sundeck, an annex of around 60sqm to be restored (approved project already in place) and a small olive grove with 25 trees.
The restoration allowed for the latest eco-technologies. There are roof mounted solar panels which provide hot water supplemented by a biomass pellet boiler. The entire building is surrounded by energy saving insulation which is complimented by thermally efficient window glass as well as highly efficient heat pump technology for the swimming pool.