4 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Loro Piceno, Macerata, Le Marche
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- Best in Class Villa
- Big, Spacious and Comfortable...350 sqm
- Amazing Kitchen
- 4 Bedroom, with Exquisite Master Suit
- Beautiful Pool, Plot and Views
- Just 2km to Town of Loro Piceno
- Underfloor Heating
- Big 2-Car Garage
Villa Ottima is a pleasure to visit. We don't see lots of places done this well or to this level. Villa Ottima has been extremely well conceived and well executed. Every detail has been thought through and realized for maximum form and function. You might think a villa such as this would be stuffy or the sort of place to look at but not live in. Al contrario!! The magic of Villa Ottima is that it has that feeling everyone's after - a casual, natural, free flowing space designed for good living.
Villa Ottima is a big villa, yet it succeeds at the same time in being intimate. It comes in at 350 sqm. and boasts 4 exceptional bedrooms (with a 5th possible). The exterior is very old brick, exquisitely restored. There's the occasional stone in the mix, too, a reminder of the age and rustic origins of the villa. The roof line is gorgeous, and the old brick entry gate and arched double entry door set the tone at arrival.
The layout at Villa Ottima is OTTIMA. The architectural style is open plan and does a nice job of marrying contemporary style and living space with nods to the Villa's rustic past in the form of impressive archways, terra-cotta floor tiles and ceiling beams.
On the ground floor there's a comfortable living room with fireplace that serves as the point of departure for the rest of the villa. Passing through an archway you arrive in what is really the central feature of the villa. The big, open plan kitchen and dining area is simply spectacular. The ceiling is high, adding to the impressive feel of the room. There are restaurants that could benefit from a visit to this section of the villa to see how such a space could be designed. The kitchen is probably the best we've seen - completely custom, excellent materials, big center island, etc. From the kitchen/dining area there's access to a big loggia with pizza oven, BBQ and sink. More on the outdoor spaces in a moment. Also on the ground floor there's a a bathroom with shower, a spacious study that could also be used as a comfortable guest bedroom, an excellent laundry and, a rarity in Le Marche, a very useful and well appointed double length garage - OTTIMA!
Moving upstairs via the open staircase, we transition from the terra-cotta tiles to oak floors. There are 4 large, spacious & welcoming bedrooms. All have high ceilings with beams. The master suite is truly OTTIMA. It's what people dream about when they visualize how a master suite should be. It's big, has a terrific bathroom and a big dressing room. There are 3 guest bedrooms and they share a large, well-appointed family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have access to an impressive panoramic terrace. The guest accommodations are so nice at Villa Ottima the guests will never want to leave!
On a practical note, at Villa Ottima all the details are looked after. All windows are high-end double glazed with bug screens. There's underfloor heating throughout with each room controlled by its own dedicated thermostat. There's a 1000L water storage tank (a 3 days supply in case you were wondering), a security system, A/C infrastructure pre-disposed, full anti-seismic building code compliance, the IGLU floor insulation and anti-damp system, a wood burner that assists with heating and satellite and broadband connections...it's all there.
Moving outside at Villa Ottima, things continue to be, well, pretty OTTIMA! There's the classic loggia with arched sides plus the pizza oven and BBQ. It faces west, providing the perfect vantage point for impressive sunsets. There's the upstairs terrace off the guest bedrooms. The plot is nicely level, and is 5,000 sqm. Another 10 hectares are available for sale. All landscaping is complete, mature, easy to maintain and stunning to look at. The plot includes olive trees, lemons, and lots more. There's also a fig tree which we think is OTTIMA, literally one of the best we've seen. There's also the added-value at Villa Ottima of a 55 sqm. outbuilding, currently used as a potting shed. It's in very good shape and can be restored, if you like, to serve as a cottage or a studio or anything else you may need.
The pool area and sun terrace are outstanding. The pool is a true INFINITY pool. It's a sizable 14m x 6m, has a baby pool section and is plumbed for a Jacuzzi. The surround is perfectly positioned to take in the entire daily sun transit and allow for enjoyment of the classic views. Under the pool is a huge underground pool filter and storage area.
The views from Villa Ottima are classic Marche. You have a postcard-like view of Loro Piceno across the valley. There are rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, hill-top towns, vineyards and olive groves everywhere you look. The plot sits east/west so there's early morning sun and full sun until the sun sets. The villa sits off a very quiet white road that goes right to town. The villa is private but not at all isolated.
Villa Ottima sits just minutes from Loro Piceno, a lively town that is amongst Le Marche's most OTTIMA - noteworthy vineyards, the Vino Cotto Festival, an eccentric celebrity butcher, highly rated restaurants and proximity to mountains, beaches and airports all make Villa Ottima's hometown a great base for your Marche experience.
From Villa Ottima, you simply pop onto a town maintained road and in 3 minutes you're in the piazza. Villa Ottima is 10km from the La Murola vineyards. Just up the lane are the renowned Saputi vineyards. Both are makers of OTTIMI Marche wines. There's an all-organic restaurant just 3km away and a hearty traditional restaurant with amazing vaulted ceilings just off the piazza. Neighboring hill-towns of Mogliano, Colmurano, Urbisaglia and San Ginesio are all within a 10-15 minute drive. Provincial capital, Macerata, is 20 minutes away and Adriatic beaches are an easy 25-30 minute drive. Ancona Airport is 1 hour from the house.
Villa Ottima is today used as a year-round private residence. The villa, as designed, is ideal for running a B&B or other hospitality business. The villa would be a best-in-class whole house rental. It's also ideal for a co-investment by an extended family or by two friends and their families.
There are very fews properties like Villa Ottima in Le Marche, and even fewer for sale at the moment. It would be impossible to purchase a ruin, restore it to this size and level of quality for anything near the current asking price, proving that Villa Ottima is also OTTIMA when we consider value for the money.
So, look all you'd like and when you want to see that one Marche property that is truly OTTIMA, we'll be waiting for you at Villa Ottima!