This characteristic and prestigious villa of the 13 century is located in the municipality of Montalcino, in the countryside of San Giovanni d'Asso, in the middle of the truffle area. It is an important complex that covers a built area of about 640 sqm (gross), completely restored. The property includes 0,7 acres of land, consisting of a gently sloping park, some wooded land and a swimming pool, overlooking the valley.
The medieval fortress of San Giovanni d'Asso is located at 35 km from Siena, the administrative center of the province. Other points of interest such as Pienza, San Quirico and Montepulciano are within a radius of 30 km. The nearest A1 motorway exit is at Bettolle, at 25 km. The Chiusi train station, from which it is possible to reach Florence, Rome and Milan, is 55 km. Culture is all around. The seaside town of Castiglione della Pescaia is about 95 km, while the small ski resort of Monte Amiata is located at 60 km.
The main building consists of two levels and measures a total of about 375 square meters. The ground floor includes a monumental "porch", a very spacious living / large living room (90 sqm) with a beautiful fireplace and three arched doors leading directly into the garden on the sunny south side, a study with its own fireplace, two equipped kitchens that allow easy two-sided catering, a double bedroom with a large bathroom, two multi-purpose spaces (bedroom / study / dining / art) with extra bathrooms, one with a Turkish bath. Upstairs we find three bedrooms with three bathrooms, a bright and spacious living room (with kitchenette) with a splendid view on three sides and a panoramic terrace. The upper floor has an independent external entrance; however, the ground floor and the upper floor could also be connected from the inside. (Drawings for an internal staircase are available on request).
The separate building is divided into two apartments which, once connected, could be used as one unit. The first apartment, about 95 square meters (gross), has two levels; the ground floor includes a large living room with fireplace, a kitchen area and a small bathroom; the upper floor has two bedrooms and a comfortable bathroom. Includes a beautiful outdoor terrace. The second apartment measures about 170 sqm (gross) and consists of three levels, including a very spacious basement (or garage for two cars). The ground floor consists of a large living room with fireplace and kitchen. The upper floor consists of a sleeping area with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. The aforementioned basement is currently used as a spacious living room and is equipped with a large bathroom. Also the second apartment has a terrace with a wonderful view and a private and shaded garden around the house. The property is completed by two annexes. An annex is the former hayloft, modeled in a spacious kitchen with a barbecue and a wood-burning oven, an outdoor dining room and a relaxation area. The other annex is a semi-underground technical room with ample storage space.
The villa is surrounded by a comfortable garden with beautiful trees (cypress trees, fruit trees and olive trees) and panoramic views. The large rooftop pool has a dressing room and is surrounded by a travertine terrace. It is also equipped with an electric cover; it is located inside the garden, allowing absolute privacy. To complete the property there are some parts of the forest, a small vegetable garden and a modest outdoor theater.
Condition and finishes
The restructuring / reconstruction was carried out with great skill and great attention to detail. The roof tiles and the materials used have been chosen to correspond to the local history and tradition. The floors are in terracotta, some parts in precious wood and travertine. The ceilings are traditional, with exposed beams. Refined garden design.
This is a 'green' villa. Hot water and electricity are generated by photovoltaic panels and a geothermal system. There is underfloor heating and underfloor cooling. Walls and roofs are well insulated. All windows have double glazing, are equipped with internal and external shutters and integrated screens. Most rainwater is collected in an underground tank that serves ten taps in the garden. If the tank is empty, the private well begins to fill the tank. The waste water is purified before returning to nature. There is an alarm system with cameras and ample parking. The house combines a delightful mix of independent serenity and proximity to the village (1 km) with all its services (shops, bank, post office, doctor, pharmacy, restaurants, etc.). The villa has been intentionally rebuilt for multifunctional purposes.
Potential for use
This villa could be used as a main house for a family with generous space for children, family and friends, perhaps an independent part for grandparents or a caretaker / nurse. There is space for a study, a music room or a games room, a hobby room for sculpting, painting, etc. If desired, there is the possibility of putting different parts into income. The villa could also be used in four or even five separate apartments, each apartment has its own private entrance, sharing the garden and the pool. Any combination of the possibilities described above can be conceived and implemented with minimum effort. The villa is perfectly suited for both residential or holiday use.