781 Historic palazzo set within the historic town of Ghivizzano in the provice of Lucca.

Coreglia Antelminelli — Media Valle del Serchio

920.000

The price of this property has recently been reduced.

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Property description

Wonderfully renovated historic property with gardens, situated on the edge of a medieval town in the a trully beautiful part of the Tuscany.

The property in the past was owned by a Cardinal and is still owned by the same family. The property is rented out as a luxury rental property during the summer months.

It is a charming pre-renaissance town house with many of the original architectural detailing many of which date back to the 12 century when the palace and the fortress town was built.

The building is 460mq in size and the gardens approx. 1’450mq.

The palazzo is within the medieval walls of the town of Ghivizzano. This town is of great historical importance during the feudal periods of the Italian peninsula. One of the more noted figures was Castruccio Castrocani who was one of those warrior courtiers that after spending time with the English and French courts then supplied his military expertise to Pisa then to the ruling Bavarian court in Lucca and actually was instrumental in creating the fortress town of Ghivizzano.

The property is set on 3 levels and has 2 entrances.
Ground Floor – the main entrance consists of a large door with the family crest above and steps that lead up the portal. The main entrance is situated inside the town wall yet the house faces out towards the valley.
On entering one finds a spacious entrance area that leads either up to the upper floors or directly into a very large bright living room with fireplace and original chestnut beams. this room has its own bathroom, Next to this room is a kitchen with the original bread oven and fireplace and charcoal hobs. The space is well equipped for more contemporary cooking yet presents itself original old world commodities.

Basement – the ground floor living room has a door that leads down to the basement spaces, the larger room has been converted into a luxury spa area. Equipped with sauna, relaxation area, showers, massage area, mini circular pool, stereo system, air conditioning, humidity control and controlled lighting. Also on this level is a storage room where the hating systems are houses for the house. The is also a bathroom on this level. The is original door way that leads from the spa to a covered walkway which formed part of the towns defenses in bygone days.

First Floor – stone staircase lead up to a landing with window. the is a door that leads into a large elegantly decorated reception room. This room has several of the original frescoes. From this room one leads into 2 independent bedrooms each with private bathrooms. The furnishings in both these areas are the original and have been restored.

Still on the same level accessed via the landing hallway is a third bedroom and Livingroom plus a bathroom this is in effect an autonomous apartment.

Second Floor or Loft spaces. Here there are large spaces used as storage and studio spaces. the are windows and skylights this space could become a very pleasing independent apartment.

Gardens – the gardens have been divided into 2 distinct terraced areas with central stone staircase. The pool, which is in the lower terrace, incorporates the original ‘peachier’ or fish lake used for rearing trout. The walled gardens follow the original 13th century layout.
The upper terrace has a loggia with pillars used during the winter period to protect the lemon trees. Also in this area is a summer kitchen with an outside bread oven and space for outdoor summer activities. The garden is 1’450mq in total.

The property is rented out during the summer months and caterers to a luxury market.

Property features

  • Area460 m2
  • Rooms11
  • N. bathrooms6
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • ConditionsRenovated
  • Energetic classG
  • KitchenHabitable
  • HeatingAutonomous
  • Boxn/a
  • Floormultitier

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