|Floor Area:||~500 m²|
This elegant property is located in a prominent position with magnificent views over the surrounding hills: at 490 meters above sea level, the particularly mild micro-climate of the region gives it the name "Riviera of the Monferrato". With a 15th century caste at its center, the small hilltop town 5 minutes away today offers all modern conveniences, including some excellent restaurants. Turin and the provincial capital Asti are both 25 km away, and easily accessible.
Built in 1908 as an aristocratic estate, the villa soon suffered a long period of neglect: however, over the last five years it has been transformed by the current owners into a charming residence with a beautiful Mediterranean garden and a small vineyard.
The nearest railway station can be reached in 20 minutes, and the international airport of Turin can be reached within one hour.
The villa looks south and enjoys characteristic Edwardian period features: large, elegant rooms with large windows and beautiful doors. It has around 300 m² of living space.
On the south side of the house is a large portico - from here the main door leads into an entrance hall with a curved staircase to the first floor. The reception rooms include a large, elegant living-dining room with an open fireplace; a modern kitchen with a door to the portico; a laundry room, and a large bathroom. From the entrance hall a short flight of steps leads down into a small underground wine cellar.
The First Floor includes 3 bedrooms, a dressing room and a large bathroom. Three of the rooms on the first floor have doors opening onto a large terrace with magnificent views over the garden and the Monferrato countryside.
Built in the 1920s, the outbuilding to the side of the villa is separated from it by the garden and a paved courtyard. The building is in very good structural condition: it contains a guest apartment, which is habitable but in need of a little modernisation.
The Ground Floor includes a garage, a workshop, the central heating system, a cantina for wine-making, and a sun room.
The guest apartment is mostly located on the first floor. Accessed via an outside staircase, the apartment includes a terrace with breathtaking views over the countryside to the south, east and west. A large glass door leads into the living room with a fireplace; the first floor accommodation also includes a bedroom and a bathroom. An internal staircase leads down to a kitchen / dining area on the ground floor, where there is also a further entrance to the apartment.
Services: Water, electricity, gas, telephone and security system. Thanks to a built-in webcam surveillance system, the owners can monitor the property around the clock from anywhere in the world.
Stairs lead down from the courtyard to 12 x 6m swimming pool, surrounded by a large sun terrace with an outdoor shower and a changing cabin.
The property is surrounded by a wall: an automated entrance gate leads from the street via a paved driveway and courtyard to the south side of the house. The beautiful, well-kept garden with its stock of old olive and palm trees is particularly impressive. Some 40 bottles of olive oil are produced each year from these olive trees.
Steps lead down to the small Barbera d'Asti vineyard below the garden. The property, including the garden and vineyard, are currently tended by a neighbor: this arrangement can be continued by the new owner if required.
Our personal opinion: this is a stylish and exclusive estate in a beautiful location. The pictures don't do it justice - it really should be seen!