House for sale at € 2200000 in Castellina in ChiantiName/Address:
The building is characterized by it´s many levels and unique lay-out.
The small windy staircases, and array of passage ways give this property an almost fairy tale like feel.
A large family would certainly feel at home here, as there are several lounges, reading rooms, terraces and private areas, which offer privacy and separation when required.
The traditional restoration is very impressive and the property blends in perfectly with it´s surroundings. Built in natural stone and roofed in traditional cotto tiling. The thick walls and high beamed ceilings provide the perfect ambience both in winter and summer.
The main building covers approx. 350 sqm living space and is built on three levels, divided into three apartments. Two are actually offered as holiday rentals.
Ground-floor: There are 3 rooms with high ceilings and a typical Tuscan-style fireplace. The bedroom is furnished with old Tuscan furniture and has an exit to the terrace. Living/bedroom for 2 persons with exit to the terrace, building a pass-through to the kitchen. Kitchen with fireplace. Exit to the terrace. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Huge terrace of about 200 sqm with terracotta floor. Loggia with stone table and bench.
Total living area approx. 85 sqm Separate entrance to three service areas which are used for the heating system, as cellar and storeroom.
First floor: External stairs leading to the main entrance covered by a roofing. Bread oven. Living/study room on two levels of approx. 65 sqm with exit to the loggia. Large dining room of approx. 35 sqm with exit to a terrace. Kitchen, toilet. Half-opened large summer loggia. Total living area approx. 170 sqm., including the loggia.
Second floor: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Living area 35sqm approx.
Separate entrance in the back part of the main house which leads to a studio on 2 levels, living/dining room with sleeping place, separate kitchen, shower. Large terrace facing to the south. Total living area approx. 55 sqm.
Services: Central heating system fed by gas or solar panel energy at owners´ choice or automatically activated (activated in 2004). Town water supply plus private deep well (130 m.), 2 rain collecting tanks for watering the garden where there is a 8x8 m pool equipped with filtering plant.
At present the solar panels cover 12sqm. and feed two tanks with 900 (Main House) and 750 litres (Annex) of water respectively. The solar system can be driven by up to 24sqm. of solar panels. It is possible to heat the water of the swimming pool by installing extra tubes at very low cost. Enough pipes for installing a photovoltaic system or further telephone connections are present.
The draining of water is carried out through a three-chamber cesspit and after being purified water is dispersed in the ground.
Annex: Total living area is approx. 140 sqm. The old barn has been converted in 2004 into a spacious annex of 140 sqm.
Ground-floor: Bedroom with exit to a terrace (looking south-west). Bathroom with shower and bathtub. Room with heating and electrical equipment.
Mezzanine: Open living room with two windows and stairs to the first floor.
First floor: Huge furnished kitchen of 33 sq. m. approx. designed as a gallery. Bedroom with en-suite bath with toilet and shower. Exit to the large terrace through a nice round arch door.
Services: Heating system fed by gas or solar panels energy. Floor heating in all rooms, additional radiator in the bathrooms with separate circuit.
All windows and doors are built in solid chestnut wood. Windows are equipped with thermal glasses. Floors are in handmade Terracotta tiles, properly treated.
Land: 40 Hectares of mixed wood with chestnut trees etc.; there are also about 30 olive trees. The terraced south part of the land (2 Ha) is registered at the Land Register Office as olive grove or vineyard but at present it is not used.
Ancient towns such as Volpaia, Panzano and Mercatale can be seen from the property.