Luxury real estate properties for sale set at 500 metres altitude with
amazing views over Arezzo and the Tuscan hills, the property comprises:3
substantial fully restored Tuscan family houses, 2 superb swimming
pools, 2 farm buildings, and 30 hectares of land with vineyards
producing Chianti wine.The property has stunning views from all houses,
pools and terraces, and enjoys total privacy and tranquillity. Yet it is
not isolated – the centre of Arezzo can be reached in just 10 minutes.
The ‘Old House’ is in many ways the principal building of the property. Historic and stone-built, it is a ‘casa di pregio’ of 382 square meters gross (about 4,100 square feet) comprising 4 living rooms with period features and archways, 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Central heating, 3 fireplaces (including one traditional Tuscan style for cooking), outside terraces and gardens. Original features were maintained during restoration and original materials and doors were re-used where possible. Also available is a collection of original old objects that were saved to add a rustic touch.
Second house: This luminous large house has a number of typical Tuscan features such as archways, old doors and windows, a pizza oven and abundant wrought-iron work. Spacious at 362 square meters gross (about 3,900 square feet), the house comprises a substantial open plan living space with 3 arches (105 square meters – 1,130 square feet), family dining kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, landings, attic spaces, pizza oven. Central heating, 4 fireplaces, small stone built loggia, outside terraces, wrought iron pergolas and gardens.
The smallest of the three houses occupies a commanding position as the highest house at the end of the property’s 1 km private driveway. An original stone structure was rebuilt as a more contemporary Tuscan country house after WWII and today measures 196 square meters gross (about 2,100 square feet) with a large living room, dining kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (arranged as 2 private suites).
There is also a separate stone built annex with pool room, kitchenette and bathroom (42 sq m). Central heating, 3 fireplaces, beautiful traditional gardens (fully fenced), courtyard, pergolas and outside terraces.
The property has two stunning swimming pools.The first pool measures 12 x 5.5 and serves 2 homes. Built with a special rimless edge and internal steps, there are pergolas, special lighting and unrivalled views. There is also a multi-purpose pool room with small kitchen area and separate WC. The other pool swimming pool measures 14 x 5.5 meters: it is totally private in a beautiful garden setting with internal steps, floodlights, pergolas, lawns and shade, and glorious 360 degree views.
Land: There are three small vineyards planted with Syrah, San Giovese, Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes and official Chianti DOC certificate (Colli Aretini). Annual potential is about 2500-3000 wine bottles depending on ‘the year’ and selectivity. There are about 3 hectares of additional empty fields suitable for expanding the vineyard area and the existing farm building can easily be converted to contain a cantina (water and power already connected).There are also about 900 olive trees capable of producing about 800-900 litres of extra virgin olive oil per annum. The mix of four varieties of olive trees combined with the average altitude of 500 metres gives a fruity and tangy oil.In addition there is a chestnut grove, abundant fig, almond and walnut trees, and forests (mostly oak). There are also three small streams (seasonal) that find their way eventually to the Arno river, and on to Florence, Pisa and the Mediterranean.Location:
The property’s immediate neighbourhood is well-kept Tuscan farmland with some attractive stone houses and pretty lanes leading to the property entrance. There is some simple food shopping, a post office, and a few trattorias and pizzerias a couple of kilometres from the property. The historic Etruscan city of Arezzo is 10 minutes by car and offers shopping, restaurant and entertainment facilities. With about 100,000 inhabitants, Arezzo has medical, professional and transport services (including a small airport for private planes) and is about 45 minutes to Florence and an hour to Florence airport. Rome by high-speed train is 55 minutes. The city is steeped in history and is noted mostly for its Piazza Grande, the famous frescoes of Piero della Francesca, its monthly antiques fair, its twice-annual Giostra del Saracino (medieval joust), and its gold and jewellery trade.
Price 2.850.000,00 Euro