2 Bedroom House For Sale
Outstanding and rare, interior designed two bedroom, hilltop village house, approx. 160 sq m, with garden for sale in Umbria. Extremely high quality workmanship and attention to detail makes this property a must see for anyone wanting an easy lockup and leave Italian Property with a gorgeous garden and far reaching views. Stylishly restored and interior designed 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, house dating back to the 17th century. The house was completely refurbished between 2011 and 2013 by a local architect with quality and architectural details as well as many period features
The house is arranged over 2 levels and totals approximately 160 m². During the restoration many original materials were recovered and skillfully integrated with modern and energy saving technologies through the use of natural and ecological materials and paints.
Throughout the house there are double glazed windows and doors, all of which are fitted with external shutters providing a high level of security; as such the property would make an ideal lock up and go second home.
The floors are made of terracotta tiles and terrazzo.
There is zoned wet underfloor heating throughout the house complimented by solar tubes cleverly forming the roof of the pergola for the production of heart domestic water.
For those less sunny winter days hot water production is complimented by a back boiler linked to the lower level inset wood burner.
Upstairs is a magnificent blacksmith made central fireplace which creates a focal point and separates the glorious open plan, 2 main living areas. The main kitchen is upstairs and contains a built-in fridge, dishwasher, electric oven and twin 2 ring halogen electric and calor gas hobs by Schott Ceran which can cleverly be locked in an upright position to provide further work surface if needed.
Upstairs there is a shower room of quality fixtures and fittings complemented by a stone sink.
The blacksmith made staircase links the internal upper and lower levels of the property which seems to float as if suspended in midair.
Downstairs there are 2 large bedrooms both of which easily accommodate a king size bed. The main bedroom contains a wonderful stone bath allmost the size of a small swimming pool which once was used to crush grapes. The architectural detail in this room is amazing.
Adjoining the main bedroom is an en suite containing quality fittings and a deep natural stone sink.
Evidence of the quality of restoration can be found throughout the house and is manifest in the inclusion of mini spotlights within the wall of the stone bath and the shelf in the en suite.
The second bedroom is also complemented by an en suite shower room containing a designer shower and a wrought iron sink made by the same blacksmith that created the stunning central fireplace found in the upper level.
All the internal blacksmith made fixtures and fittings have been specially treated so they do not rust yet have that wonderful patina.
Leading off the main bedroom is a a dressing area containing floor to ceiling wardrobes, and an area for plumbing in a washing machine, all complemented by blacksmith made sliding architectural doors.
In between the bedrooms is a further living area that can easily accommodate a 3 seat sofa or sofa bed to provide an additional sleeping area, or for snuggling in front of the inset wood/burner on those chilly winter nights. The downstairs living area also includes a kitchenette which contains a slimline dishwasher, electric oven and two ring Schott Ceran halogen hob, together with an undercounter fridge, all perfectly placed for entertaining on the large downstairs patio without the the need to run up-and-down stairs to and from the main kitchen.
The downstairs patio makes full use of the wonderful views across to the mountains. As well as the cleverly designed pergola there is calor gas barbecue, an external stone sink supplied with both cold and hot running water and a well measuring in excess of 6' deep and 6' wide. The well provides water to the external garden taps found in both the lower patio and upper garden levels.
The main upper garden level is split into different zones including a small vegetable patch should you wish to grow your own produce. The layout of the garden makes full use of the views across to the mountains. External spotlights in the upper garden level highlight the 2 magnificent mature olive trees. There are also external electric sockets in the garden.
The previous owners obtained planning permission to install a pool in the upper garden level and although the planning permission lapsed in 2019 it could easily be reinstated.
Across the cobbled upper level courtyard is a further small building of a single room that is fully roofed, insulated and with light and power that could easily be finished to provide an additional occasional bedroom, home office, artist's studio or grand garden room.
The blacksmith designed and made wrought iron gates, which provide entry to the property, can be fully opened to allow two small cars or one medium sized car to park on the cobbled courtyard.
The property is served by mains water and electricity plus broadband internet which is both fast and efficient allowing home working or studying.
This is a property that will not disappoint!
No EPC available for this property
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