This beautifully restored town house lies on a quite street in the desirable historic centre of Penne.
Facing south, with beautiful views towards the church of Colleromano with the snow capped Maiella mountain as setting, the house is part of the original defensive walls of Colle Duomo.
The characteristic basement level, with beautiful recovered brick works, was part of the ancient passageway that crossed the entire defensive walls, from the Convent of Saint Augustine to the old church of Saint Paul, today called San Panfilo.
Many years ago this alley used to host many craftsman workshops, so when we step inside, the architecture of the house shows all its historic evidences: the long entrance hall, just a couple of steps below the street level, and the dining kitchen in what used to be the back-shop, a nice cosy sitting area around the fireplace and the kitchen just next to it. This room of the house is connected through a corridor with the more recently refurbished part. Here we find an elegant living room, a bathroom and a bedroom with relaxing views out of the town.
A wood staircase lead us to the upper level where we have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Going back to the dining room, it is from here that we take the steps down to the fantastic basement .
The latter is really an artwork and comprises a large recreation room a nice wine cellar, workshop, a characteristic extra room with w.c. , that can be used for guests or as music room etc, this part of the house is very enjoyable in the summer because it's always very fresh and dry.
The property is well kept and many of the details we noticed inside told us about a very much cared place. Possibility to include in the negotiation some pieces of furniture !
A unique house, a piece of history in town!
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