Tuscany: Luxury restored apartment for sale in Tuscany; this charming apartment is situated in an historic centre of a medieval Tuscan village, perched on the top of a hill in the western area of Chianti between Pisa and Volterra with a large garden
PISA. Luxury restored apartment for sale in Tuscany
This beautifully presented & charming first floor property enjoys stunning distant views and is one of only four prestigious apartments within an exclusive and highly attractive 17th Century ‘Palazzo’ situated in the typically Tuscan and historic working village of Palaia, dating from the 11th Century. Palaia is perched on the ridge of a hill in the western area of Chianti between Pisa & Volterra. The apartments enjoy the use of a private outdoor swimming pool within landscaped communal grounds and are very conveniently located in the centre of this vibrant village close to a good selection of shops, bars & restaurants.
Palaia is a picturesque Medieval village located only 35 minutes by car from Pisa International airport and approximately 60 minutes from Florence. The historical towns of San Gimignano (40 mins), Lucca (50 mins) and Volterra (40 mins) are within easy reach. Also within 40 minutes’ drive is the Thyrrenian/Etruscan coast with it’s beautiful sandy beaches.
This stylish listed property of circa. 150 square metres has been professionally renovated with the use of original materials where possible - the design and refurbishment having been carried out in 2008 under the supervision of a well known firm of architects based in Pisa. Particular features of note are the handmade ‘cotto’ floor tiles and beautifully finished hand painted walls & vaulted ceilings. All electrical and plumbing works, including full central heating, have been carried out using the latest technology and comply with current regulations.
The accommodation is comprised as follows:
Communal Entrance Hall & Staircase to First Floor:
Front door opens to:
Hallway: with vaulted ceiling leading to all main rooms.
Living/Dining Room and Open-Plan Kitchen: undoubtedly the focal point of the apartment measuring c.45 sqm with five large windows providing spectacular views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside. A large atmospheric living area and kitchen still retaining the original style with beautifully finished hand painted vaulted walls & ceilings. The high quality fitted kitchen units are of a contemporary design with marble worksurfaces and stainless steel appliances.
Master Bedroom: a spacious room with
En-Suite Bathroom: featuring a Jacuzzi bath & Travertine marble.
Family Shower Room: featuring Travertine marble.
Laundry Room/Storage Room
Communal Landscaped Grounds: with Swimming Pool.
Private Garden: (for the sole use of the apartment) located next to the swimming pool and with adjacent -
Storage Room: housing a sink with running water, fridge/freezer.
STATE OF REPAIR
The property has been beautifully renovated in keeping with the historical importance of the building but with all modern facilities and comforts.
All electrical & plumbing works have been installed to the latest specifications.
The property is connected to all mains services – water, gas & electric.
LAND REGISTRY DETAILS
All in order.
OWNERSHIP DETAILS/CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS
The owner is a private individual and the property has never been rented.
A purchase tax of 9% is payable on the cadastral value of the property.
Please Note: Should a purchaser obtain official residency in the district within 18 months from the signing of the sale deed the purchase tax payable can be reduced to 2% of the cadastral value.
Given this property’s charm and quite spectacular location it would serve as a fantastic holiday home but would equally be very suitable as a high quality principal residence.