For Sale €4.500.000 - Historic building, Land
IN COLLABORATION WITH CHRISTIES INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
In the centre of San Ponso and 10 minutes… More Details€950.000 euro
In great location with incredible views, quiet street adjacent… More Details€340.000 euro
In the most sought-after residential area of Rivoli, with… More Details
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Villa Il Vecchio Cipresso is an historic country residence set in an elevated position among the rolling hills above Turin, which rival any Tuscan tableau.
The crowning glory of the property must be the view, the iconic peak of the Monviso in the Italian Alps, reigning over the undulating bucolic landscape.
The property was originally a gentleman’s farm with a working vineyard in the 18th century, and then became home to an important textile manufacturer for over a hundred years, before being acquired by the current owners.
Following a radical and high specification renovation less than 3 years ago, the property has been transformed into a luxurious private residence with guest house, 2 swimming pools, garaging and staff accommodation, all set within 7 hectares of land. Many of the period features have been restored to preserve the original charm and personality of the property while interiors have been re-designed into sumptuous spaces for modern living. Energy efficiency was also a top priority during the renovation, resulting in a Class A energy rating.LOCATION
In a strategic position in northern Italy, the baroque splendour of the Piedmont capital, Turin, is only 20 minutes away by car, and the stunning Unesco wine-growing territories of the Langhe and the Monferrato are within easy reach. High speed train links connect to Milan in under an hour, and the nearby ski resorts of the Italian Alps and the beaches of the Meditteranean coast, complete a perfect lifestyle solution for both business and pleasure. Close to home, the ancient market town of Chieri, with excellent restaurants, shops and services as well as the campus of the International School of Turin (IST) are both within 5 minutes drive.DESCRIPTION GROUNDS
The front gates open onto an ancient cypress avenue, sweeping up past an olive grove and arriving at the beautiful front facade of the property which has terraces for al-fresco dining and an elegantly designed front garden laid to lawn with secular trees and a split-level swimming pool and entertaining area.
The smaller pool offers a terrace and BBQ area while the main swimming pool and solarium on the lower level are flanked by an aromatic lavender field on one side and, to the other, a beautifully restored limonaia.
There are large lawns and fields to the side and back of the property with garaging and separate parking for guests, as well as a self-contained guesthouse that nestles by the rose garden and an all-weather basketball court for family fun.
There is garaging for 3 cars (with electrical charging stations) as well as additional storage, a technical hub, and back-up generator.
In total there are 7 hectares surrounding the property, divided between the gardens, lawns and a cultivated lavender field.DESCRIPTION PROPERTY
The property extends over 4 floors. On the ground floor, a large porch opens into a spacious entrance hall with downstairs cloakroom, leading into the main living areas which all flow through the ground floor; a formal sitting room with antique 16th century fireplace and beautiful reclaimed wood floor, a fully equipped open-plan bespoke kitchen that faces the impressive original staircase, and a double height dining area with large fireplace looking up to the galleried library above. A heavy wooden door leads down into the magnificent wine-cellar (BASEMENT FLOOR). The adjoining pantry, laundry and wonderful greenhouse all provide additional functional spaces with access to the rear of the property as well as the entrance to the self-contained staff accommodation.
The dining room leads into a spacious media/games room converted from the original stable, maintaining the original manger, exposed brick walls and terracotta tile flooring, with access to a downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom (SUITE 5).
Large double doors open onto a bright double height atelier with a galleried mezzanine, currently used as a gym, with door onto the upstairs terrace. As well as a sauna/steam room and bathroom, features include; modern resin flooring, a typical piedmont ceramic stove and full height bi-fold doors, that open onto the front garden and swimming pool area.
The main frescoed staircase arrives onto the landing with a library area and antique tiled corridor leading to 4 large bedroom suites all with en-suite bathrooms.
The large master suite (SUITE 1) has access to a private terrace with spectacular views, as well as a double fireplace serving the luxurious bathroom with freestanding bath. There are 2 large walk-in wardrobes and a staircase climbing to a bright office space above (ATTIC FLOOR).
The spacious SUITE 2 overlooks the front garden while SUITE 3 has access onto the large upstairs terrace to the rear, with panoramic views of the country landscape. SUITE 4 has a private bathroom and office with a romantic frescoed ceiling and antique spiral staircase that leads to the bedroom area with velux windows (ATTIC FLOOR).
The guest house is a rural gem with open plan kitchen/dining room and large bathroom and open staircase leading to the upstairs sitting room with wonderful views to the front and side of the property. A large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom looks onto the countryside behind.