RUSTIC ESTATE IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY
Rustic but not passé, effortlessly stylish, timeless, located in the best spot of Tuscany. Located atop a hill in Gaiole in Chianti in an area rated by Forbes magazine as the most idyllic in Europe sits this villa with 360- degree views, two hectares of gardens and an infinity edge pool. The four-hundred-year-old farmhouse is today a family home fusing together Italian style and craftsmanship with contemporary decor: an open plan with an abundance of light, exposed stone, original wooden beams, travertine flooring, contemporary furniture and modern art. Covering six hundred square meters, it comprises five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two sitting rooms, dining room, modern designer kitchen, games room and gym. Set around a central courtyard, containing a pizza oven and a barbecue area, there are also two other terraces for the alfresco experience. The pool is located in the olive grove with breath-taking views. For families, the pool has a remote-controlled safety cover to protect little ones. For the eco conscientious, energy is derived from solar panels, wood powers the under-floor heating and collected rainfall waters the immaculate lawns. For sightseers, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and other beautiful places are on the doorstep.
The estate is 360 above sea level erty offers a heated pool (safety cover ideal for kids), air conditioning throughout and 600 Sq.Mt. (6,459 Sq.Ft) of living space. Ten adults plus infants is the maximum number of people this property can accommodate.
Chianti is a territory whose boundaries are defined by the Upper Arno Valley, between Florence and Siena, by the road that joins Arezzo to Siena, and by the Florence-Siena motorway. The area of winemaking excellence sanctified by Cosimo’s decree corresponds to one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany: this is not just because vineyards turn hills into stripy land art installations; it’s also to do with the fact that good wine – at least in these parts – positively needs the wildness that surrounds the vineyards.
Blessed with beauty, wine and an unparalleled artistic legacy, Tuscany’s a region that largely lives up to its fame. Its fabled rolling landscape has long been considered the embodiment of rural chic, a favourite of foodies and wine lovers, while its cities harbour a significant slice of the world’s Renaissance art. Florence in itself, boasts more world-class art than many entire Countries. Famous for its hills outlined by endless rows of cypress trees, majestic castles, thermal spa towns, tiny medieval villages surrounded by olive groves, this is an idyllic region that also features gorgeous emerald green seaside as well as dramatic mountains, all in a very concentrated space. From the fashionable Mediterranean coast to the marble mountains of Carrara, often both visible from one same position, the chestnut forests of the Apennines, the Natural parks with lakes, canyons, thermal springs and grottoes, the luxuriant gardens of the Renaissance villas, olive groves and vines, Tuscany is a fantastic place to visit all year round.