Calabria - Luxury Sea View Villa For Sale In Calabria
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- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
Property descriptionAmidst the hills surrounding the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, beautiful 19th century villa, finely restored and boasting luxury finishes. The building, together with its guesthouse, offers a total of 640 sqm and 6 bedrooms, all surrounded by a 6,800-sqm Mediterranean garden dotted by trees and ornamental plants. The prestige of the house allowed it to be featured multiple times on several art and architecture magazines. The house is provided with all the services in the nearby village of Falerna Marina (200m) and allows easily reaching several towns of Calabria in less than two hours: Falerna (9km; 15), Lamezia Terme (21km; 25), Catanzaro (49km; 45), Cosenza (54km; 45), Vibo Valentia (57km; 45), Caminia (63km; 50), Tropea (75km; 1h 10), Santa Severina (114km; 1h 45), Crotone (118km; 1h 45), Corigliano Calabro (120km; 1h 35) and Roccella Ionica (130km; 1h 30). The train station of Lamezia Terme Centrale is located not far (10km; 10) as well as the Salerno-Reggio-Calabria highway junction (5km; 5). The most convenient airports to reach the property are Lamezia Terme SantEufemia (14km; 15), Crotone Pitagora (102km; 1h 25), the Aviosuperficie di Scalea (103km; 1h 40) and Reggio Calabria Minniti (149km; 1h 30). DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS, STATE AND FINISHES The main villa (490 sqm 5,272 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms) dates back to the first half of the 19th century. The building we see nowadays is the result of a masterful work of recovery and renovation of a partially ruined building. The valorization work was carried out by designer Giorgio Pes (1931 2010) who was able to rebuild the structure without distorting it, repurposing cornices, half pilasters, columns, tympanums and using local workshops to reproduce hand-painted ceramics and majolica (following the tradition of artisans from Naples, Salerno and Capodimonte). The three floors of the building are organized as follows: - Ground floor: ample kitchen with pantry, living room with old marble fireplace, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, laundry room, technical room and garage. All surrounded by an ample portico, partially closed and used as a winter garden. - First floor: entrance room with old tufaceous-stone doorway, studio, guest bathroom, ample living room with white-marble neoclassical fireplace, ample dining room and terrace going around two sides of the building, with an ample room going out from the living room and blending with the surrounding, ample kitchen/dining area. - Second floor: three bedrooms, all fitted with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, decorated with majolica and lightly-colored terracotta floors. The guesthouse (150 sqm 1,614 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom), fully made out of old stones, is laid out onto two floors instead: - Ground floor: entrance/living room with old majolica fireplace, kitchen and ample outdoor portico; - First floor: two bedrooms (both with terrace) and bathroom. EXTERNAL AREA The villa is surrounded by an ample park (roughly 6,800 sqm) with secular oaks, citrus grove and fruit orchard. Among ornamental plants, the following are worth mentioning: roses, palms, Bougainvillea, honeysuckles and Carissae. The pool area is set amidst Mediterranean vegetation and olive trees. Here one can also find a parking area and graveled walkways crossing green areas. The swimming pool (roughly 100 sqm) follows the shape of the terrain and is paved in San Lucido stone so that it perfectly blends with the surrounding landscape. The pool is provided with gazebo, dressing room, bathroom and technical room. USE AND POTENTIAL USES Thanks to its features and proximity to the sea (roughly 500 m) the villa can easily be used both as a main luxury residence and as a second home. Alternatively, it is also possible to rent the villa out for tourists and/or events.
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