6 bedroom house for sale
Italy - Pico, Frosinone, Lazio
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- Large Outer Terrace
- Panoramic View Across The Rolling Liri Valley
- Courtyard Entrance
- Consisting Of One Hectare
The property consists of two buildings, with a total of 1,800 square meters: one of the two was a Roman villa, then. with the arrival of the Lombards and St. Benedict, this building was converted into a Benedictine monastery. The first historical document of this house is related to the Lombard Giovanni Shinto that show that this monastery made donations to the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino.
Another historical fact is related to Richard Pignardo who had plundered the monastery around the year 1132. Following these events, the monastery is closed and divided into two parts, through an agreement between the bishop of Aquino and the Pompey family, who then became the owners of the public part of the monastery where they then built the church of St. Anthony the martyr.
So the current "home" of the family consists of two main buildings; the first is the one closest to the castle, whose origins are not known, but using an old map, and from historical documents and oral traditions of the family, we can be pretty sure that there was already a building there around the eleventh century. The second building becomes the property of Pompey in the XIII - XIV century, after the divestiture of the Benedictine monastery.
The first building about 400 square meters consisting of cellars, ground floor, first floor, second floor and attic. The cellars (actually at street level), are composed of 3 rooms of different sizes and a room used as a garage for one car.
The first floor consists of a utility room with exit to the street, a pantry kitchen and a reception room. These are separated from the main dining room by 5 steps, there is an entrance hall to a large living room about 50 square meters to 4.5 in height, which in turn links with a further kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. Going up the stairs you come to a second floor consisting of a corridor, a bathroom, a large bedroom 35 sqm. With en-suite, and finally a dressing room. This leads onto a large outer terrace with a view onto the inner garden and a panoramic view across the rolling Liri valley,
Up a further flight of the stairs you get into a high and ample attic.
This is formed from the original building of which a part has remained intact, dating back to the eleventh century, including a large cellar area of rooms, the cellars are composed of three large rooms with an exit to the properties garden terraces and a large underground well.
The ground or first floor of this building comprises an entrance hall, a kitchen with exit into a second courtyard and the garden below, two to the rooms are used as a library and contain about 3000 volumes, a sitting room, 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large hallway room, finally a laundry.
The next floor going up consists of a kitchen, a bathroom with dressing room, a dining room, a small balcony on the stairs, a drawing room with a fireplace of 1700, a dining room, a living room, a lounge or "Gallery "connected to two other rooms dedicated to a hobbies one games and the other to the music. Finally an outside room, once used as a bathroom.
The most striking of these rooms is the lounge or gallery, almost square in shape the gallery is characterized by a central column which, starting from the foundations, supports all four storeys, this design, called tulip recalls the construction technique of the Toulouse Cathedral.
The decoration technique is as used in the French style of fashion in the eighteenth century at the court of the King of France and the Royal Palace. All the walls are covered with hand painted paper.
The attics to this building are again large and high.
Further to these two exceptional dwellings between the two of them is a third building consists of two rooms, used now as hobbies rooms, these come out onto the south facing terrace via a conservatory.
There is an initial courtyard entrance, then a second courtyard with wood oven and barbecue, a large garden overlooking the valley of the Liri, , consisting of one hectare, separated from the forest below by walls with a lookout tower dating back to the Lombard period (sec. XI).
The historial relivance of this property is without question, it is a rare visitor to the open property market and offers a unique, well maintained and exceptionally desirable property. Such chances to own a property of this kind are seldom to be found anywhere in the world.
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