Happy Tuesday morning! This is one of those heartbreakers – a gorgeous turn-of-the-century villa to restore in the hills above Pisa, in Tuscany, Italy.
Can you imagine slowly restoring this place, room by room? It seems like it would be so satisfying to bring back to life! Plus, the views!
The house is entered through old gates into a front garden, and through a large old ‘portone’ door to the villa. There is a spacious entrance hall with living room and dining room with marble fireplace off the hall and a kitchen with utility room at the rear of the property, with access to the garden. The ceilings are high and the windows are large, flooding the villa with light.
An elegant staircase leads up to a large bathroom with terrace on the half landing, and on to four large bedrooms. On the top floor is a large landing area and two large attic rooms, with arched windows and beamed ceilings which are a very special feature of the villa.
Outside is a level, lawned garden with stone steps up to an additional terrace above. The land included in the sale is around 1000 sqm. Additionally there is an olive grove close to the house which is available by separate negotiation. There is car access to the village lane, and from there there is a short uphill walk of 50m or so to the house. Water, mains gas and electricity are connected.
The location is excellent with hill walks and pathways to explore directly from the village. This lovely village has cobbled lanes and interlinking arches with olive clad hillsides and woodland for some beautiful walks through the countryside. The nearby village of Calci has a good selection of shops, restaurants and an especially good coffee bar and pasticceria. There is the famous ancient thermal spa at San Giuliano Terme just 10 km away and all the Tuscan towns of Pisa, Lucca and Florence are within easy reach. The elegant town of Lucca is always a particular favourite, with beautiful piazzas and shaded walls where you can rent bicycles for the day or catch some music concerts of all types, at the famous Lucca summer music festival. Pisa airport is only 15 km.