Property ID : 4194
Restored €850.000,00 - Country Properties
A real feast for the eyes, Casale dell’Artista, was carefully renovated only a couple of years ago, and is composed a main house, an annexe building, a pool and a Mediterranean garden with cypress trees, laurel hedges, olive orchard and lavender and rosemary walkways on half hectare of land.
The extraordinary unspoiled panoramic south facing location with easy access to several popular towns and landmarks, are giving the property its special charm. The home thought to date back to the 17th century is noted on some maps as formerly named Eremo di Bethlehem.
During the restoration many original features have been preserved, reflecting the character and history of the ancient building. The house is very nicely organised with many terraces on every level allowing bright rooms and unobstructed views. The six bedroom, five fireplace, four bathroom home has attractive terracotta floors, archways, wooden beams and vaulted ceilings throughout property. Exceptionally good flow to the floorplan and more light than typically found in buildings of this nature and age.
Truly extraordinary views that need to be visited to believe and appreciate the advantages of this property: the home’s commanding summit location gazes down upon a poetic 15th century fortress of Santa Giuliana, a fully restored walled hamlet gated and inhabited as 10 exclusive private residences. The pristine timeless views also include further castles, cultivated olive groves and pastures, mountain ranges and Assisi nestled on Mount Subasio. The quiet road along the summit of Monte Corona is seldom used and the home of exclusive expat country estates, forming a friendly neighbourly social life without isolation.
Despite its mountaintop location Casale dell’Artista is easily accessed and the nearest town is Umbertide (9 km), a city with excellent ambiance and services, a long pedestrian river path along the Tiber, museums, and a high level of popularity amongst expats. Many other cultural destinations are easy reach of day trips including Florence, Assisi, a Four Seasons resort golf course at the base of the mountain, as well as the international airport of Perugia only 30 minutes away. Directly from the house you can leave on regenerative nature outings, searching for the truffles and asparagus whether on foot, by horse or by mountain bike. The active hermetic monastery of Monte Corona is a few minutes further up the mountain and the 20 monks who meditate there add to the peaceful ambiance of the neighbourhood.
Lower level: A large new fully fitted custom kitchen with old beams, granite countertops and walls, including IN-SINKERATOR garbage disposal, large walk-in pantry and French doors to terrace. A large dining room with beams, fireplace and wood burning stove, and French doors to panoramic terrace.
Ground level: large beamed living room with arches, three additional terraces with distinct varied panoramic views all the way to Assisi, beamed vaulted ceiling in extra-large ultra-romantic ensuite bedroom with fireplace and access to the pool area; a library with floor to ceiling carved wooden bookshelves/ 6th bedroom, red marble bathroom with tub and separate large shower with marble seat. A large laundry room with window and sink and cabinetry. On this level there is also a separate apartment with kitchenette, fireplace, bedroom and bathroom/laundry space.
Upper level: a second living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling which can also be accessed by an external second staircase, 3 bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and beams, travertine bathroom with tub, storage room walk-in closet. Newly insulated areas.
Annexe building on two levels is fully restored in excellent condition, bright and airy with French doors to two terraces. Beamed ceilings, arched window and new wiring and electric fixtures, new plumbing, and ample guest parking area.
Grounds approaching the property are lined with cypress, laurel hedge, mature olive grove, new irrigation system, strong bountiful well, swimming pool renovated in 2015. New ironwork interior and exterior (fences, balconies, gates, stairways).
Umbertide (all amenities): 9 km
Motorway: 7 km
Perugia 22 km
Lake Trasimeno 30 km
Cortona, Assisi: 45-50 km
Arezzo, Todi: 70-75 km
Florence 150 km
Rome 213 km
Airports: Perugia 31 km, Ancona 130 km, Florence 166 km, Rome 227 km
- Energy class: D
- Other features: newly designed wi-fi throughout home and new high speed satellite - 5 fireplaces - fenced pool 4 x 8 m – abundant private well - irrigation system – vegetable garden – olive trees – heating system divided in 3 areas with separate boilers - new wiring and plumbing, insulation, and fixtures throughout – parking area for 6 cars – olive and fruit trees - topiary gardens – 6 terraces — marble, granite and travertine throughout - Grounds have motion sensor lighting and lighting on timer systems - 3 built-in safes