ITALY, TUSCANY, GROSSETO, CASTEL DEL PIANO
Superb property in the countryside of about 260 sqm, plus outbuilding of about 80, partially restored, and located in an extremely panoramic position, a few km from Montalcino and Grosseto. Arranged on two levels, it enjoys views of Montalcino, Montenero and the surrounding countryside. The interiors need to be finished (floors, bathrooms, whitewashing, fixtures and fittings) and the garden needs to be tidied up, but all the systems have already been installed and the structure has been restored using green building materials. The surrounding land is about 5000 sqm. as garden and about 22 ha. of agricultural land with 260 olive trees and 1 ha. of vineyard; the arable land, about 6.5 hectares can be used for planting additional vineyards or olive trees. A swimming pool can be built in the immediate vicinity of the house. it can be easily reached by a 1 km white road, partly private.
Location & Lifestyle
The property for sale is located on the border between the provinces of Grosseto and Siena, about 22 km from Montalcino and 44 km from Grosseto. The surrounding area is characterized by rolling hills, typical of the place, and the influences of the proximity to the sea are felt. The archipelago of Monte Argentario is only 85 km away while Marina di Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia are about 59 km away. The property is located on top of a hill and dominates the surrounding countryside. The abbey of Sant’Antimo is just 22 km away while Lake Bolsena can be reached by travelling about 85 km. The nearest airport is Pisa, about 197 km away while Rome’s airport is 223 km away. The motorway (A1) is 67 km away and the Siena-Grosseto highway is 19 km away.
The prestigious Podere is on two levels and has a surface of about 260 sqm. At the moment the property is partially restored. On the ground floor the project foresees the construction of a large entrance hall with a guest bathroom and staircase connecting to the upper floor, a large and bright living room with beamed ceilings and a large and typical fireplace, a spacious kitchen arranged for central island and oven with access to the garden.
Adjacent to this part, on the ground floor there is also a guest flat, currently composed of entrance, living room with kitchenette, double bedroom and bathroom but, given the renovation phase, it can be easily connected to the main house and modified into two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The staircase at the entrance leads to the upper floor where the project includes a reading room with mezzanine for a library with a wonderful panoramic view towards Montenero, a room prepared for a home cinema with a panoramic view towards the south-west, a master bedroom with wardrobe and a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, Jacuzzi shower and sauna. Two further bedrooms with a shared bathroom complete the first floor.
At about 20 metres from the main house there is a ruin of about 80 sqm, completely to be restored, as well as a porch of about 30 sqm: the ideal volume to create a guest annex.
Also a short distance from the house is a large underground room of about 60 square metres where all of the machinery will be installed.
The land belonging to the house, where the garden is to be created, has an area of approximately 5000 square metres, while the agricultural land totals approximately 22 hectares: approximately 260 olive trees, approximately 1 hectare of vineyard, approximately 6.5 hectares of arable land and the remaining woodland.
The arable land is ideal for planting additional vineyards or olive trees.
State and Finishing
The house has been partially restored: all of the stone facades have been sandblasted and plastered, the roof has been completely redone, insulated and ventilated, the foundations have been created, which were missing, and through reinforced concrete beams the whole house has been reinforced. The floors have been dismantled and rebuilt and the radiant floor has already been installed. internally the ‘coat’ has been made, covering all the walls with natural material for thermal and sound insulation.
Pre-arrangements have been made for air conditioning, a home automation system, extraction in all rooms, a volumetric alarm system and video surveillance, a home cinema system in a room on the upper floor.
The electrical, water and heating systems are of the latest generation and, thanks to rainwater recycling systems and solar panels, the house can be self-sufficient in all electricity, water and heating consumption.
it is planned to use antique terracotta tiles, typical Tuscan ceramics in the bathrooms, and an internal staircase covered in antique travertine.
The beams and rafters of the ceilings and the roof are made of French oak, so they cannot be attacked by woodworms.
All the materials used: mortar, paint, lime, are natural: the house has been renovated following the criteria of bio-architecture.
All utilities are provided: telephone, radiant floor heating, solar panels, water degreasers, water softeners, home automation system, video surveillance and alarm system.
This property is suitable as a luxury main or secondary residence, or to be used as a high level receptive structure.
The agricultural land can be used as an Agriturismo and the potential of the land can be exploited for business: production of oil and wine.