A 16th-century former hunting lodge superbly restored in a prestigious villa with guest cottage, beautiful pool, fitness room, outdoor kitchen, park and olive grove in the Crete Senesi area near Siena.

Mount Amiata and Montalcino are visible, and on a clear day you can see the towers of Siena, surrounded by the lunar landscape of the Crete Senesi, with undulating fields and wooded hills.

Commissioned in the early 1500s by the illustrious Chigi noble family and designed by the famous Sienese architect Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi, the villa has recently undergone a strikingly complete restoration to create a contemporary country residence respecting its original architectural structure and features.

Large arched openings, once designed to facilitate access for wagons, animals and farm vehicles, decorate the facades with elegant stained glass windows and give the rooms the magic of natural light.

The inner courtyard is the centerpiece of the property; paved in segments like Siena’s Piazza del Campo, it unites the main body with the outdoor living areas.

The arches and tall brick columns and original stone fireplaces lend an atmosphere that is both evocative, relaxing and familiar.

The custom-made artisan kitchen and butler’s pantry beautifully complement the high ceilings and terracotta columns that dominate the kitchen and dining area. With a large Lacanche stove, a microwave oven, an American refrigerator, an extra refrigerator and two dishwashers, complemented by almost every gadget imaginable, the kitchen is a cook’s paradise.

The large chestnut dining table seats 14 people for more formal dinners.

The upper floor is entirely devoted to five master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, beautifully furnished with fine fabrics and bathrooms clad in natural stone.

Overlooking the courtyard and characterized by majestic arched windows is an entertainment space consisting of three distinct but interconnected areas: a living room/media room with fireplace, a bar corner with a large travertine and walnut wood bar counter and a bar cabinet complete with refrigerator and wine cellar, along with a handmade pool table.

In the garden, steps leads to the infinity pool overlooking a spectacular view of the countryside and the rolling hills of the Crete Senesi, beautifully paved in travertine stone. Adjacent to the pool terrace is a lounge area with a pergola and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a pizza oven, gas barbecue, two-burner stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker.

Detached from the main house a cottage has been transformed in a delightful guest suite with fire place and bathroom. With panoramic views of the estate’s magnificent infinity pool, lake and rolling hills, a fitness center with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.

The garden offers various scenic nooks and crannies, a bocce court, a vegetable garden and an olive grove with 80 trees producing the highest quality oil for private use only. A well and an artificial pond provide water supply for the entire property.

Within the property is a helipad, positioned away from any obstacles to facilitate safe landing and takeoff.

Highly prestigious is ideal as a private residence to live with family and friends, as also perfect for hosting tourists and travelers from all over the world.

Type: 500 sq m/ 4381 sq ft two-story 16th-century former hunting lodge villa with cottage, annexes, pool, landscaped garden, orchard and olive grove.

Annexes: single-level building of 160 sq m/ 1722 sq ft with living room and stone fireplace, billiard area with bar, toilet; a 60 sq m/ 645 cottage with porch, master bedroom with fireplace and bathroom; a building for fitness center with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment

Year of construction: 1520

Year of restoration: 2015

Condition: excellent with prestigious features

Land/Garden: 2.5 ha consisting of Italian garden, barbecue area and outdoor kitchen, 0.3 ha olive grove with 80 trees.

Terrace/Balcony: 140 sq m/1506 sq ft paved courtyard and panoramic terrace near the pool.

Swimming pool: 14 x 7m with travertine steps, automatic cover, technical room and bathroom.

Ground Floor: living room with fireplace, open living area with dining and kitchen, study, wine cellar, 1 bedroom, bathroom.
First Floor: 5 master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

Distance from services: 6km

Distance from main airports: Florence 110km, Rome 240km

Gravel road: 350 meters

Utilities: Phone line l internet l LPG underfloor heating l private well l artificial lake l mains electricity

Air conditioning
Outdoor kitchen

Energy Efficiency Class: F