Own this beautiful, large Tuscan estate nestled in the hills above Lucca, where Italian aristocracy used to summer.
The estate sits atop 33 acres of fertile land and is a cluster of seven buildings, all of which have been carefully restored to their 16th century glory. Surrounded by organic vineyards and lush olive orchards, this quiet, rural atmosphere is in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions in all of Italy.
The land consists of 4 acres of vineyards, 650 olive trees, 6 acres of forest and a natural spring and creek that define the property on the east. The farm produces 10,000 bottles of organic red and white wine, and over 1,000 liters of award-winning organic olive oil.
The previous owners, who have nurtured this property with a tremendous amount of love and attention to detail, would now like to downsize after 25 years. They want to continue a tradition, and pass on their farm to new owners who are also passionate about sustainable, organic farming. The estate, which is 16,000 sq. ft., is ideal for large families and their friends, allowing all to live together but still lead separate lives in their own private houses. For those with visions of commerce, this is also a great investment opportunity for a working farm boutique hotel.
The main house, Casa Padronole, measures a total of 9,200 sq. ft. Consisting of three stories with 10 rooms, two and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, a pantry, and a laundry room, it also features a 400 sq. ft. wine cellar that was originally constructed back in the 16th century. The other four buildings have apartments that contain one to two bedrooms each. The property has 16 bedrooms total. In addition, there is a lovely private cottage near the vineyards with two bedrooms and two baths. The 16 600 square ft. estate– the main house, eight apartments and a large cottage consist of a total of 12,000 sq. ft. of fully restored buildings. The remaining three structures are a barn, green house, hayloft, and tractor garage, which add an additional 4,600 sq. ft of space.
This property is ideally situated in one of the most desirable regions in the world: Lucca, Italy. Among the most prized areas in Italy for olive oil and wine production, the main city of Lucca is a mere fifteen minute drive away; the cities of Pisa and Pistoia are both within a half hour drive. Florence is 50 minutes away. Those seeking more vigorous outings can visit the nearby Apuan Alps, which are as visually breathtaking as they are great for hiking and recreation. Nearby ancient marble quarries, known for their pure and luminescent white coloring, are where Michelangelo personally came to select the stone for his famous works.
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