5 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Magnificently restored 5 bedroom/4 bathroom 380 sq.mt. property with 2,300 sq.mt. of grounds
- Set in a commanding position with sweeping panoramic views over a medieval hilltop town
- Splendid terraces and patios for al fresco dining; garden and olive groves
- Large solar-heated swimming pool with terracotta-tiled seating area and lawns
- The property has featured in a leading house design magazine
- Two storey salon with mezzanine walkway, 'floating' fireplace, stylish modern kitchen
- Stereo sound system, security system, irrigation points, etc.
- Excellent road access; remote-controlled electric gates
Electric gates lead from the excellent road access into a large courtyard, paved for easy parking. The main front door opens from the courtyard into a magnificent open-plan living area. Here one is immediately struck by the skill of the architects and restorers in creating a unique space - an unusual two-storey salon with a "floating" fireplace in its centre. An archway creates a visual separation from the stunning very large kitchen and dining area where a huge solid wood dining table contrasts with the stylish curved modern kitchen which curls in waves around the far end of the room.
This ground floor level is completed by a bedroom and bathroom, both immaculately decorated.
A flight of antique stone steps leads to the upper floor where there are three further bedrooms and two further bathrooms. A striking walkway suspended above the salon finishes in a fine mezzanine-style study with a bird's eye view.
Similar stone steps lead down from the ground floor to the lower floor which, because of the slope of the land, has its own external entrances. Here there are extensive further living spaces - a network of stone rooms opening into one another, including a TV room, a handsome open fireplace, a summer kitchen and another bathroom. The summer kitchen, which has a pantry cantina and another indoor dining room, opens onto a large terrace with splendid vistas over the valley, and a covered portico with another large dining table. Here too is a pizza oven and a garden with fruit trees, all enjoying the same sweeping views, truly a magical setting for al fresco dining in the warm Italian evenings.
A few steps take you down from the terrace to the large solar-heated swimming pool with its terracotta-tiled seating area and lawns. Here too the views stretch uninterrupted to the horizon.
Below the pool there is a large area of land planted with olive trees and a vegetable garden, a storage shed for garden equipment and a separate entrance for agricultural supplies into the gated grounds.
Not surprisingly for a property of this quality, every detail has been carefully planned. A stereo sound system wraps the home in music, an alarm system provides security, there are irrigation points for the garden, etc., etc. Immediately after its restoration was completed, Casale Vincenzo featured in its own article in a leading house design magazine.
Energy classification F
ARPINO AND THE CIOCIARIA
Arpino is one of the major medieval hilltop towns in the area of Italy called the Ciociaria, the name given to the fertile land that lies south of Rome but north of Naples, situated inland in the hills in the heart of Italy.
The Ciociaria region is within easy reach of both Rome and Naples and their respective airports. A day's shopping in Rome is a common pastime, while an even shorter drive brings you to the charming beaches south of Rome. Alternatively, drive east, and the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park await with horse trekking in the magnificent beech forests, and sparkling mountain lakes and rivers where you can swim in the heat of the summer. And at the other extreme of temperature, although Arpino itself is temperate, less than an hour's drive brings you to the winter ski slopes.
Often overlooked, both by tourists and by those foreigners in search of an Italian home, in favour of the more publicized regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the Ciociaria remains largely an unspoilt gem with beautiful scenery and medieval hilltop towns. A home or second home in the Ciociaria, in the hilltop towns of Arpino, Veroli, Alatri or in the rolling countryside that surrounds them, will afford you a setting where over two thousand years of history combine with an idyllic rural Italian lifestyle, where you can still discover the 'real' Italy and take time out from the busy crowds of the larger tourist cities, while being less than ninety minutes journey from central Rome or either of Rome's two airports.
VIA ROMANA Srls
Via Romana Srls is an Italian-incorporated company and offers a package of services to facilitate all aspects of the purchase and restoration of Italian property by overseas clients. The Via Romana team comprises Alison & Katherine Holland working in collaboration with various licensed agencies including the Alfano Consulting Agency, Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso and Casantica Restauri Srl.
Alison Holland is a UK Chartered Accountant who, as an investment banker, lived and worked in various European countries, the US, Australia and Singapore, before settling in Italy. Alison has property valuation qualifications and much experience of selling high-end real estate. Katherine Holland is the photographer for the business.
The Alfano Consulting Agency is headquartered in Roccasecca and is one of the largest and most important real estate agencies in this area of Lazio. It is owned by Dottore Alfano who is the President of the Federazione Italiana Mediatori Agenti d'Affari, Frosinone.
Immobiliare Grasso di Alessandra Grasso is a long-established real estate agency in Sabaudia, a beautiful coastal town with beaches and lakes, 90 kilometres south of Rome.
Casantica Restauri Srl. is owned by a highly-experienced master builder and a civil engineer, and the company specialises in all aspects of the restoration of centuries-old properties including technical design and drawings and the obtaining of all necessary authorisations, permits and registrations throughout the restoration process.
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