ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA, VERSILIA
Charming villa in Versilia, facing the sea and protected by tall maritime pines that hide a garden full of flowering plants, the swimming pool and the tennis court. The Belle-Epoque charm of the villa remains unchanged and promises a sensory and relaxing journey for those who live there and for those who have the opportunity to be hosted. A house that can be inhabited throughout the year or only in the summer months, perfect for a large family or for those who love to host friends and relatives.
Versilia had its golden age between the 60s and 70s of the 20th century, in full economic boom, a summer holiday destination for entrepreneurs in northern Italy. Numerous clubs and bathing establishments born in that period. National and international singers and bands could not fail to perform at least once at the “Capannina” or at the “Bussola” attracting throngs of fans and people of the international jet-set. Today Versilia seems to have acquired a new identity, a destination for those who love the tranquillity of the golden sandy beaches and who use the coastal towns to increase contacts and knowledge. Versilia has a coastal front of about 25 km, bordered to the north by the chain of the Apuan Alps, the treasure trove of the famous Carrara marble. The beaches, consisting of a wide strip of golden sand, and beyond the pine forests that offer coolness on summer days, as well as conveniently concealing the numerous villas.
The villa is located in the northernmost part of Versilia, in a point free from other houses and where the pine forest is more luxuriant. An independent villa that rises majestically, towering above the bushes that delimit its boundary.
On the ground floor there is the living area. The entrance is large with a beautiful tiled stove, on the right a large living room, at the back the party room or dining room, while on the left a guest bathroom and the majestic staircase leading to the first floor.
Beyond the party room is the kitchen with a large, perfectly equipped central island. In addition to the kitchen, a double bedroom with attached bathroom, a large laundry room and a small apartment complete with bedroom, bathroom, living room with kitchenette, perfect for a couple of caretakers, thanks also to the independent entrance, directly from the outside.
The access staircase to the upper floors, where we find the sleeping area, is one of the examples of the particularity of the house, in the center a spectacular crystal chandelier is embraced by the marble staircase with a sober and refined iron handrail.
The central hallway on the first floor divides the various rooms for greater privacy. On one side, the master part with bedroom, walk-in closet and large bathroom. Than two double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, another bedroom with bathroom and large covered terrace overlooking the sea. Another small part consists of two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a further sleeping area consists of a bedroom, a sitting room and the covered roof terrace from which you can enjoy the view of the underlying garden and the sea a few meters away.
The second floor is accessed via a wooden staircase, the attic is very high and allows you to take full advantage of this last level as well. In the center, a hallway that has a porthole of light in the center consisting of a coloured glass dome. A living room with terrace, double bedroom, private bathroom and walk-in closet, two other large rooms and various multipurpose rooms.
State and finishes
Built in the 1920s by one of the noble families of Florence as a vacation spot, it is an example of the typical building of the “liberty” period. After years of neglect and partial abandonment, the villa has undergone a thorough as well as thorough and complete renovation. Today with the installation of the heating system, totally absent in the past, the home automation system that regulates the operation of the whole villa, the new fixtures and the totally redone roof it presents a high tech house. The floors in Venetian seminato and fine grit, the decorations on the ceilings made by skilled hands following the elegant indications of the current owners. The villa is in perfect condition, ready to be inhabited.
One hectare of land surrounds the villa, the front part is kept as a garden, the flower beds with walkways among the bushes of plants are of exquisite workmanship. Access to the villa is via a beaten path that revolves around a hedge of white and pink hydrangeas, while around rose bushes, peonies and other flowers enchant the sight and smell. There are also numerous bushes of succulents. In a reserved area a large covered space where you can park your cars. To the right of the villa is the lawn area with a large gazebo where you can spend summer evenings and hot days outdoors. Entering the pine forest of tall Mediterranean pines you arrive at the swimming pool with the hydromassage area and small water games, the area with games for children and the tennis court at the bottom.
The villa that only Versilia can host. The extreme proximity to the sea, clearly visible from the terraces of the house, the protection of the pine forest, the proximity to services to the most important clubs in the area. This and more is what this villa is able to offer for the most demanding people, that would like to find the main residence or summer house by the sea or even look for an investment options for hosting international guests.