Tuscany, Italy
  • €8,975,000 EUR


16th-century former hunting lodge superbly restored in a prestigious villa with cottage,pool, fitness room, outdoor kitchen, park and olive grove for sale in the Crete Senesi, Siena. The summit of Mount Amiata and the town of Montalcino are visible, and on clear days also the glimpses of the towers of Siena, surrounded by the lunar landscape of the Crete Senesi, with undulating fields and wooded hills. Commissioned in the early 1500s by the illustrious Chigi noble family and designed by the famous Sienese architect Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi, the villa has recently undergone a strikingly complete restoration to create a contemporary country residence respecting its original architectural structure and features. Large arched openings, once designed to facilitate access for wagons, animals and farm vehicles, decorate the facades with elegant stained glass windows and give the rooms the magic of natural light. The inner courtyard is the centerpiece of the property; paved in segments like Siena's Piazza del Campo, it unites the main body with the outdoor living areas. The arches and tall brick columns and original stone fireplaces lend an atmosphere that is both evocative, relaxing and familiar. The custom-made artisan kitchen and butler's pantry beautifully complement the high ceilings and terracotta columns that dominate the kitchen and dining area. With a large Lacanche stove, a microwave oven, an American refrigerator, an extra refrigerator and two dishwashers, complemented by almost every gadget imaginable, the kitchen is a cook's paradise. The large chestnut dining table seats 14 people for more formal dinners. The upper floor is entirely devoted to five master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, beautifully furnished with fine fabrics and bathrooms clad in natural stone. Overlooking the courtyard and characterized by majestic arched windows is an entertainment space consisting of three distinct but interconnected areas: a living room/media room with fireplace, a bar corner with a large travertine and walnut wood bar counter and a bar cabinet complete with refrigerator and wine cellar, along with a handmade life-size pool table. In the garden, a flight of steps leads to the infinity pool overlooking a spectacular view of the countryside and the rolling hills of the Crete Senesi, beautifully paved in travertine stone. Adjacent to the pool terrace is a lounge area with a pergola and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a pizza oven, gas barbecue, two-burner stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker. Detached from the main house a cottage has been transformed in a delightful guest suite with fire place and bathroom. With panoramic views of the estate's magnificent infinity pool, lake and rolling hills, a fitness center with state-of-the-art Technogym® equipment. The garden offers various scenic nooks and crannies, a bocce court, a vegetable garden and an olive grove with 80 plants producing the highest quality evo oil for private use only. A well and an artificial pond provide water supply for the entire property. Within the property is a helipad, positioned away from any obstacles to facilitate safe landing and takeoff. Highly prestigious is ideal as a private residence to live with family and friends, as also perfect for hosting tourists and travelers from all over the world.