Tuscany - Historic Villa With Pool For Sale In Lucca
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- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
Property descriptionBuilt at the beginning of the 18th century on the ruins of the old hospital along the famous pilgrim Via Francigena to Rome, this spacious three-story villa of 600 square meters with garden and swimming pool is ideal for those looking for a living outside of town, with services at hand and in a high level residential area. The villa has been the property of several previous famous owners like Paolina Bonaparte and the aviator Carlo del Prete. Renovations granted the preservation of its original aspect, including the peculiar symmetry of the facade and characteristic terracotta roof supports. GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONIn the vicinity of Lucca, 18th century villa with garden and swimming pool.This villa, dating back to the first years of 1700s, is located on the low ground with an excellent position to the sun, in a high level residential area and at the dead end of a road granting a high level of security.The villa is located slightly outside of Lucca (5km; 10rsquo;), situated in a very quiet countryside and is easily reachable. Local shops are only a few minutes walking distance and you can cycle to Lucca along the river Serchio in 20 minutes.Seaside is also at hand, with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi being only 30 minutes away while for those who love skiing there is Abetone at 1h 30rsquo; by car (70km).Other Tuscan towns within reach are Florence (99km; 1h 20rsquo;), Volterra (102km; 1h 40rsquo;) and Siena (153km; 2h).Useful airports to reach the property are Pisa Galilei (40km; 35rsquo;); Firenze Peretola (77km; 55rsquo;); Bologna Marconi (142km; 1h 50rsquo;); Genova Colombo (167km; 1h 45rsquo;); Perugia Santrsquo;Egidio (241km; 2h 30rsquo;); Milano Malpensa (330km; 3h 20rsquo;) Roma Ciampino (368km; 3h 30rsquo;) and Roma Fiumicino (354km; 3h 40rsquo;).DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGThe property is made up of two buildings.The villa (578 sqm ndash; 6190 sqft) is distributed into three floors, organized as follows:- Ground floor: guest apartment (80 sqm ndash; 856 sqft) made up of living room, kitchen with original oven (ideal for making pizza), bed and bathroom plus a ldquo;cantinardquo; and a garage for 1 or 2 cars.- First floor: entrance hall, 2 living rooms, dining room, bathroom and kitchen with terrace.- Second floor: 4 bedroom (convertible to studios), billiard room, 2 bathrooms.The small outbuilding (about 22 sqm ndash; 235 sqft), once a storage house, needs some reworking to be usable as the owner fits best.STATE AND FINISHESThe villa has been finely restored to preserve the original look from the last complete inside renovation early 1900s. The internal staircase is realized in Carrara marble in ldquo;Art Decordquo; style, while most floors are in different colored fine ldquo;granigliardquo; and some in terracotta. Ceilings (uncommonly high) are held by large 1700s wooden beams on the second floor. Inside, there is also a couple of fireplaces, one in the dining room in French ldquo;Rococordquo; style dating back to the 1730s, the others realized in Carrara marble and local stone. The terrace of the kitchen was built ex-novo respecting the style of the building.On the outside, the villa is recognizable by the particular symmetry of the faccedil;ade and the terracotta roof supports.EXTERNAL AREAOn the outside, the villa is surrounded by 0.5 hectares (1.2 ac) of garden. The property is fitted with a small olive grove which allows the production of enough olive oil for the family. There is also an above-ground pool (8.5 x 5 m) enclosed by a wooden terrace.Located on a dead end road, a position ensuring a nice degree of security, the house has two main accesses. The first one is historical and is on the front side, nowadays used as a pedestrians-only walkway. The second one was created more recently and allows the access by car to the villa. Just outside this second entrance there is a small place for 2 vehicles, another 2 cars can be parked in front of the principal gate.The neighboring ca. 4 ha of land, is possibly for sale from a different owner.USE AND POTENTIAL USESThe villa is perfect as a private residence because of its spacious size and precious location and thanks to its position at the dead end of a road which grants a high level of security. The presence of a private apartment on the ground floor allows an easy hosting for guests.The small annex can be restored and reworked into a mini-apartment and/or garage.
-, Lucca, Lucca, Italy
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