Good Thursday morning! A magnificent palacio built around the base of a 15th Century defensive tower set in the dramatic fortified town of Cellorigo, in La Rioja, Spain!
This home is dark, brooding, rich in history, and FULL of stunning portraits! Today’s post is not only a house tour, but also a trip to view a hidden collection of Spanish art! Located in one of the best wine regions in the world!
The listing from Rusticas Singulares is totally worth the read:
The property was originally an old defensive tower that dates back to the 15th century, where families of illustrious Riojan lineages lived, who, together with the tower, built the great manor house that remains today. The current building was renovated at the beginning of the 20th century and later it underwent a complete rehabilitation where works on structural stability and the modification of gaps were undertaken until reaching its current state. The large masonry stones of its walls and the sobriety of its rooms offer a magnificent example of La Rioja’s noble architecture.
The construction consists of a ground floor and two raised floors. The ground floor houses a large entrance hall that gives access to a large living room, kitchen with dining area, utility room and cellar. Going up the “L” shaped staircase, there is the first floor where there is a living room, kitchen with pantry, 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. Finally, the third floor is an open space for multiple uses. From the ground floor there is access to a 200 m² lot, fenced with a stone wall and with direct entrance from the street, which can be set up as a garden or parking. The house has heating and all municipal services.
Cellorigo is the oldest town in the area and the one located further north in the Riojan Community. Its strategic location, under the rocks of the Obarenes mountains, make it a natural viewpoint from which much of the Rioja Alta can be seen, a natural spectacle of small municipalities and vineyards in the Oja and Tirón vouchers. Just 10 km away is Miranda de Ebro, in the province of Burgos. Haro, the wine capital of Rioja, is 19 km away. and Vitoria, already in the Basque Country, only 47 km. away.