Panoramic villa with swimming pool on the Argentario
Charming villa overlooking crystal clear sea of Argentario and nestled in the Mediterranean scrub. Once an ancient watchtower, it was expanded in later times to become an important villa well integrated into the panorama of the promontory. Surrounding land guarantees necessary privacy, while swimming pool and various terraces allow you to fully experience the villa, especially during summer months. The house you don't expect, perfect for those who love nature and Argentario.
Argentario is a magical place and therefore unique. One of the many small islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea, thanks to the sedimentation of the soil, over the years, was subsequently joined to the mainland by a strip of land to which two others were subsequently added, external to the natural one, thanks to the work man, thus creating the great lagoon of Orbetello. Since the 1970s it has been a holiday destination for entrepreneurs from the capital and many from northern Italy, but also for the Queen of Holland who loved it so deeply that she went on holiday there for many years. Today, thanks to the thick Mediterranean scrub, it guarantees tranquility to residents and tourists who spend a period of relaxation there.
The property was built around a watchtower whose origins date back to the sixteenth century, built to defend the territory during Spanish domination of the area. Subsequent additions to the tower led to the construction of main villa of about 500 sqm on two levels, plus the tower. On the first level living area with a large living room, dining room and kitchen, with large windows overlooking the garden and beyond the sea. On the upper level there are 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus another large room with windows overlooking the sea and direct access to one of terraces.
From the living room it is possible to access the adjacent tower which maintains unaltered its charm, with the external walls still in the old strong stone, here there are 2 more double bedrooms arranged vertically, one on top of the other and 2 bathrooms, on top of the tower the magnificent terrace from which you can enjoy a breathtaking 180 ° view of the blue of the sea and the sky.
Smaller villa is of a later period, more modern, is located in a private position, nestled in the garden and enjoys independent access, has an area of about 164 sqm. Also this villa is on two levels, on the lower level living area with living room with the open kitchen and a bathroom, while on the upper level there are 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Outside a covred patio overlooking the sea.
Finally, caretaker's house, a third independent building of about 106 sqm, consisting of kitchen and living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
State and finishes
The property underwent a major renovation about 20 years ago, respecting the style of the house and the original materials and is regularly kept in order. Some modernization works could make it even more current and responsive to modern technologies.
There are three different terraces for a total area of about 160 sqm, all overlooking the sea and a nice view towards below garden. Each building has its own terrace and from all the terraces you can enjoy a breathtaking view towards the sea, towards nearby pine forest, Giogli island in the distance and mainland that offers a party of lights in the evening. Of particular mention is the terrace on the "roof" of the tower, which one has the idea of soaring towards the sea, with the screech of the seagulls flying over the nearby cliffs to keep company.
The property is surrounded by one hectare of land typical with Mediterranean scrub, with a small orchard, olive trees, maritime pines and tall cypresses. In a private area of the property, the irregularly shaped swimming pool where you lay as suspended between heaven and earth.
The part kept as a garden is on staggered levels, with flower bushes that give olfactory and visual emotions, protected by the coolness and shade of the tall maritime pines and paths covered with gravel that allow you to walk freely.
Potential of use
If you are a demanding person in terms of houses, and privacy is important, if the sea view is a must, then stop by! You found the right home for you. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the charm of the tower and by the breathtaking view towards the sea, by the sound of the waves breaking on the cliff below, by the rustle of the wind among the pine needles, by the enchanted sound of the wind that modulates its sound according to of its strength or its lightness.
Agent Name: Gabriele Carratelli
Loc. Palazzo Massaini, 9 53026 - Pienza (SI)
Office Telephone: (+39) 0578754107