3 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Vico nel Lazio, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Villa Roveda - a perfectly-designed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 260 sq.mt. villa
- Set in 2 hectares of landscaped fully-fenced grounds, irrigated with well water
- Mature fruit trees, many flowering shrubs, fenced vegetable garden
- Tennis court, change and shower facilities, space for a swimming pool
- Huge shaded loggia and antique wood gazebo ideal for al fresco dining
- Sweeping panoramic views down the grounds to the distant mountains
- Lovely arched doors open from the garden into almost every room
- Roof tiles are antique terracotta in the traditional style
- Integral garage, electric gates, excellent road access, secluded but not isolated
- All utilities connected; gas central heating
The main entrance to the property is through elegant electrically-controlled wrought iron gates. Ahead the drive divides, either to access the main entrance to the home and the garage, or to follow the contours of the land down to the restored 'aia' - a centuries-old circle paved in stone, once used for threshing grain, now a convenient sitting and entertaining area.
There are various external entrances on both the lower and the main level of the home because of the slope of the land. A lovely feature of this property is that it benefits from arched double doors (lovely arches with inner dark-wood glass-paned doors) from the garden or upper terrace into each room on the main floor. When these are all opened, light streams through the entire house, and the garden and house seem as one.
The main entrance doors lead into the sitting room where there is a large open wood-burning fireplace. Double doors open into the huge well-fitted-out kitchen / dining room. A magnificent solid wood table able to seat twenty is presently set down the middle of the room. Two doors lead off the dining area - one to a room which would make a beautiful study opening to the terrace, although it could also double as an additional bedroom if required - and the second to the master bedroom, its en-suite bathroom and partially-separate dressing room area which complete this floor.
An attractive staircase leads up to a small turret area where there is a guest bedroom and ensuite bathroom - at present configured only with a toilet and wash hand basin, but with space for a shower to be installed. Adjoining attic space give scope for further extension of this area or the creation of a small roof terrace. A second staircase leads to the lower floor. The doors to the staircases have panes of coloured pink and grey glass especially commissioned for the house.
The lower floor of the property is very large and opens on to an attractive loggia area which provides both additional shaded seating for summer months and whose roof forms the terrace running the length of the kitchen/dining room and study above. The integral garage opens off the loggia, which can of course also be used as shaded under-cover parking. Behind the garage, there are storerooms, a laundry and the boiler room.
On this lower floor there is an additional en-suite guest bedroom, beautifully cool in the hot summer months, and a suite of rooms accessed through a separate entrance from the garden. This latter suite has been configured as a change room facility for those playing tennis or gardening, with a change room, a toilet and a fine long shower with multiple shower heads.
Turning to the beautifully-landscaped grounds, these are fully planted with mature fruit and flowering trees, including apple, quince, pear, sweet cherry, sour cherry and loquat. There are lawns and olive groves, a hard-surface tennis court and a lawn bowling alley. A completely level area, previously planted with vines, could be the site of a swimming pool if desired. The grounds are fully irrigated with pop-up sprinklers fed from two underground water tanks, which in turn are filled from a deep well sunk to tap the water from the acquifers far underground. There is also a very old (indeed historic) stone well. Additionally, rainwater is captured in a tank and used as drip-trickle irrigation for the large separately-fenced vegetable garden. A vegetable preparation area has been cleverly designed and built adjacent to the vegetable garden.
A gazebo built with antique wood latticing provides a delightful shaded entertaining area, complete with wood-burning grill and potable water. Two other smaller BBQ stone grills have also been built elsewhere in the gardens, which are well-lit in separately controllable zones for use throughout the warm Italian evenings.
The grounds are fully fenced, there is a wood store and an outhouse building to house garden equipment, and a separate gated entrance towards the base of the garden for deliveries of garden supplies and work vehicles.
The house is centrally heated throughout by gas-fired central heating, and city water and electricity are connected. All roof tiles are antique terracotta in the traditional style.
Energy classification: G
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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