Good Thursday morning! A charming Sicilian period farmhouse set in orchard gardens with views of the Madonie!
What a romantic place this is! The aged patina of the surfaces and appropriate furnishings paired with intricate tile patterns and frescoed ceilings! I feel like I can smell the cyprus trees, the perfume of the garden and the dry mountain air.
From the listing on BeLiving:
Along the main street of the Madonite village of Scillato there is the elegant entrance of this magnificent property, a historic farmhouse with a large private park. A verdant tree-lined avenue, embellished with fine Washingtonia palm trees, leads to the period villa, immersed in a natural park of about one hectare partially used as an orchard. The farmhouse, dating back to the early 1800s, stands on a previous building from the 1700s and has two entrances, one open on the dining room and a second on the lounge. The villa, to be restored, is spread over four levels: ground floor, first floor, a small mezzanine used as a storage room and a charming tower from which you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the valley.
The interiors, evocative of past eras and full of charm and atmosphere, present fascinating finely frescoed vaulted ceilings, terracotta and cement floors with an elegant geometric design.
On the ground floor there are large halls and rooms, a beautiful open staircase with Billiemi marble steps, a precious masonry kitchen with original majolica tiles and two practical evacuation rooms. Going up the stairs, on the first floor there is a large entrance hall, a lounge, a study, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lounge also leads to a lovely balcony with a panoramic view.
From the second level, a staircase leads to the splendid turret of the farmhouse with a ceiling with wooden beams, frescoed walls and with a breathtaking view that opens onto the valley and the sinuous profile of the Madonie.