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Extremely panoramic and beautiful ancient mansion completely restored close to Taormina
- Habitable surface: 354 m² + habitable greenhouse
- Energy efficiency class: C
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms 7,5
- Land: 15000 m²
- Pool: quite possible (the existing circular agricultural water -tank height 5,50 meters, diameter 7,5 meters- has fittings for a filtering system and we use it as a swimming pool).
- Distance from:
- International Airport: 53 Km
- Nearest town Piedimonte Etneo: 2 Km
- Beach: 8 Km
- Taormina: 11 Km
- Etna Ski resorts: 18 Km
- Golf:7 Km
A solid lava stone construction with walls 70 cm thick. Built before 1804 as owner’s house and wine processing plant (palmento in Italian). Lying on a plot of land of 15000 m² at the foothills of Mount Etna in Sicily in nature park at 500 meters above sea level.
There is a fantastic view to the Mediterranean Sea and to Etna volcano, part of UNESCO world heritage.
A terrace surrounds the East and South sides of the villa.
The house has been, completely renovated is in a perfect state of repair: everything works and it is immediately habitable. The reconstruction has been made with traditional materials and well kept in the style of the 18 and 19 hundreds. It completely furnished all the way down to tea spoons. The furniture is antique.
It is presently used as well running authorized lodge for tourism. It is presently divided in three wings:
A. South Wing
South Wing - A suite with antique terracotta pavement composed of: entrance with a build-in closet with antique doors (beginning of the 18 hundreds), living room with lava stone fireplace, dining room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, Carrara white marble bathroom: sink, shower, antique large bathtub, douche, antique pharmacy coin scale and separated room with WC , and sink. All the rooms have double doors to the terrace.
B. Main house
Difficult to describe because the result of an existing reality. External antique chestnut wood doors.
Large entrance/dining room/sitting room/ kitchen with thick (30 cm) lava pavement
Food storage room with a splendid antique wrought iron gate
Antique terracotta tilled dressing room/walk-in closet with built-in drawers
Carrara white marble small bathroom with WC and sink
Lava stone staircase leading upstairs
Main bedroom with thick (30 cm) lava pavement, 3.5x3.5 meter skylight, lava stone and wrought iron balcony
Carrara white marble bathroom: sink, shower, antique very large bathtub (fits two), douche, WC
A draw bridge/door that leads to wood paved office and to the second bedroom; also reachable with an internal staircase
Outside there is a Phoenician stone bench dating from 900 BC
C. The North Wing
A two level unit. All doors, outside and internal, are antique and made of chestnut wood
Foyer with an internal staircase leading to the first floor
Dining room – fully equipped kitchen and antique tables: wrought iron/cement tiled
Outside similar dining tables
Main door and staircase leading the first floor
Three fully equipped double bed rooms each with private bathroom.
The tree unites can easily be reunited into a single large villa. Besides this main construction there is a small annex and a green house (winter garden).
The constructed area is of 354 m² plus the green house.
There is a centralized gas heating system with cast iron radiators, two wood stoves and a fireplace, two ceiling fans. A 1000 liter solar collector provides hot water. Besides the water supply it also has a 50 ton rain water collection well. And a 45 ton agricultural water tank. A concrete solar fruit dryer.
Satellite and land digital TVs, DVD players, Adsl, computer.
A handy 4 wheel drive.
There is solarium terrace with a terrific view of the all area next to the large agricultural circular water storage of 7,5 meters in diameter that can be easily transformed in a swimming pool simply by fitting a circulation pump and a filter.
The land is terraced with dry walls. The size of the land allows extra construction.
It has an antique flood irrigation system and new hose points. It is fully furnished with deck chairs, umbrellas and tables and is cultivated as a fruit park which includes the following trees:
Avocado (Fuerte, Hesse and Bacon),Orange (Washington Navel, Bloody, Calabrese, bitter orange for marmalade and Vanilla Oranges – a very rare and valuable variety with fruit which besides being very tasty does not contain acid is indicated also for persons with digestive problems such as colitis that cannot drink the normal orange juice.), Tangerine and Clementine Lemon, Lime, Pink grapefruit, Figs (black and white), Apricot, Apple, Pear, Cherry, Red pepper tree, Walnut, Chestnut, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Almond, Olive, Cachi (Diospyros kaki), Laurel, Corbezzolo (Arbutus unedo), Passion fruit, Plums, Prunes, Prickly pears
Grapes: (Nerello Mascalese –the cultivar Ulysses used to get the one eyed giant Cyclops drunk!- Regina, Italia)
Plus mimosa, oak and eucalyptus (for firewood use), and numerous ornamental flowers (roses, datura, Christmas roses) and aromatic plants (rosemary, lavender, time, mint, oregano, alovea……..).
Due to our relocation, Included in the sale there are included:
- A small and practical 4 wheel drive Fiat Panda.
- Complete furniture:
- mainly antiques dating from the beginning of the 19 hundreds
- bedding, towels, kitchen ware
- dishwashers, laundry machines, ovens, microwave
· Well running authorized tourist lodge:
· 3 double bed rooms
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