Many of the houses we have for sale in Tuscany and Umbria showcase innovative ways to extend your living space and impressive elements to transform a garden into a haven of relaxation, including features such as seating areas, firepits, pergolas, fountains, lighting, Jacuzzis, art installations and more. Take a look at just a small selection we have available and be inspired…
V4957AB Umbria, Magione €2,650,000
A row of rustic terracotta pots lead you to a picturesque stone staircase in the gardens of this impressive villa on Lake Trasimeno. The 7 bedroom property dates back to the late 1800s and was constructed by the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia.
V3612C Le Marche, Grottammare €3,300,000
A landscape architect’s vision for these meticulously thought out gardens has been brought to life with tree-lined avenues, striking undulations and uniform greenery for this luxury 11 bedroom coastal property.
V4419C Umbria, Passignano sul Trasimeno €760,000
V5015C Tuscany, Siena €850,000
Whilst lounging in the Italian sunshine is heavenly, it would be considered vital by many to have a shaded area in which to relax and cool down. This charming 6 bedroom farmhouse achieves just that with this rustic verdant pergola.
V4645AB Umbria, Passignano Sul Trasimeno €1,495,000
That pretty little corner in your garden could be transformed by a decorative iron gazebo to enclose your seating area. This delightful 4 bedroom property exhibits this beautiful creeper covered one, giving the garden more dimension and creating a wonderful space to admire the surrounding views.
V4536TS Tuscany, Cortona €1,425,000
Nothing says peace and tranquillity like a water feature. Not only are they attractive and often impressive structures but the soothing sound of running water is enough to make anyone relax. This restored hillside farmhouse achieves this exquisitely with its 3-spout stone water feature.
V4697AB Umbria, Castiglione del Lago €980,000
Flowers and plants are a staple in any garden. This beautiful 9 bedroom farmhouse showcases splashes of colour around every corner and creates the perfect foreground for admiring the views of Lake Trasimeno.
V4968AB Tuscany, Montalcino €2,100,000
These metal arches on this 16th century 8 bedroom villa add height and structure and form a shady focal point that seamlessly connects the villa to the garden.
V4943BM Tuscany, Peccioli €2,100,000
V4752M Tuscany, Montecastelli Pisano €590,000
V4961 Tuscany, Bagni Di Lucca €750,000
Don’t forget – coloured walls don’t have to be confined to inside the house! Colourful exterior walls can be hugely striking and often complement other areas of the garden such as flowers/plants and garden furnishings. This renovated panoramic villa achieves this beautifully with a textured effect orange wall.
V2831FA Tuscany, Gabbro €1,300,000
The owners of this 5 bedroom restored farmhouse have put a lot of thought in to exterior details such as these delightful little stone niches displaying potted plants. Design quirks like these add a certain joyful charm and uniqueness to a property.
V4050C Umbria, Todi €2,900,000
You don’t have to make structural statements to make an impact, small inexpensive homey touches can make all the difference. It really can be as simple as these gorgeous cushions being used to create another unassuming seating area at this 10 bedroom panoramic property.
V3648AB Tuscany, Torrita Di Siena €1,590,000
This 13th century former convent has truly been transformed with unusual and quirky artistry expressed both inside and outside the property. Just one example are these curious figures that surround the seating area that overlooks Torrita Di Siena. Elements like this are guaranteed to capture anyone’s attention and make a property one of a kind.
V3854B Tuscany, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa €2,800,000
What better way to spend an evening after a busy day than to sit back and relax in a Jacuzzi with a glass of prosecco in hand. This fabulous Jacuzzi at this 8 bedroom Chianti villa is the idyllic scene by night, made even more special with a built-in water feature.
V2489AB Liguria, Imperia €1,260,000
Keep it simple with a clean white colour scheme with accents of colour from furniture, soft furnishings, plants and even floor tiles. A tranquil living space is accomplished here at this prestigious 5 bedroom villa by embracing that exact style and approach.
V5138M Tuscany, Terricciola €495,000
Come night time, good lighting makes the world of difference to a garden. The owners of this recently constructed villa have thought carefully about the style and positioning of the lighting, allowing their property to ooze class and elegance.
V3286CG Tuscany, Cortona €6,000,000
This fountain stands as a centrepiece on the driveway leading to this 16th century 15 bedroom villa. It adds a sense of majesty to this already magnificent property and will surely impress any visiting guests.
V3762AB Tuscany, Pienza €2,750,000
Enjoy your garden all year round and be captivated by the ambience of dancing flames under a starry sky. This firepit with a stunning panoramic view of sweeping countryside is just one of the impressive features at this Val d’Orcia house.
V2608C Tuscany, Reggello €1,750,000
Entice yourself and your guests into your garden with a cosy oasis to destress and socialise. The owners of this 6 bedroom farmhouse near Florence have created this luxurious lounge space in their garden for ultimate comfort and relaxation.
V3037C Umbria, Spello €2,400,000
Statuary really makes a garden stand out and creates a point of interest for guests and visitors. The elegant statue of a female figure in this fountain sits in the grounds of an outstanding 12 bedroom historic palazzo.
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