Features and Amenities:
- Location: Lucca Tuscan Countryside
- City: Lucca
- Province: Lucca
- Typology: Noble Villa Villa
- Size: 1600 m2 - 17,222 sqft
- Land: 3000 m2 - 32,291 sqft
- Bedrooms: 10
- Bathrooms: 6
- Number of buildings: 3
- Condition: The independent apartment building is entirely to restore, everything else would just need minor decoration changes
- Private access road: Off the main road
- Pool: Yes, round, about 8.5 m2
- Garden: Yes, Italian garden fenced by an old wall
- Heating: Yes
- Parking: Yes, external
- Solar panels: No
- Water: Yes
This majestic historic 17th century estate measures a total of 3000 m2 and is composed of 3 buildings: the main villa, an independent apartment building and a limonaia. The main villa measures about 1100 m2, offers 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and is distributed on 3 levels. The secondary unit is to restore and measures about 350 m2, offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is distributed on 2 levels but also includes a large attic. The limonia measures 150 m2 and is one level only.
Includes a gorgeous and colorful ample courtyard and Italian garden enclosed by a high wall, which is a classic feature of Lucchese villas and also good for privacy. Includes a swimming pool measuring about 8.5 m2.
Located only 3.5km (10 mins) from Lucca city center, 30 mins from Pisa international airport, and 30 mins to some of the best-known beaches in Tuscany: Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. Also just short distances from some of the most renowned Tuscan cities such as Livorno, Pisa and Florence.
Energy Class G
The property is located on the countryside, northeast of Lucca and is only 10 mins from the city center. The city of Lucca is where once the Florentine noble families used to spend their summers in the mansions that still there today as evidence.
Lucca is without doubt one of the richest Italian cities in history and charm. It is centrally located and well served by motorways, which makes it an ideal place to live. Lucca is also called the ‘city of 100 churches’ and is famous for its ancient walls, which completely surround the historical center.
The location is strategic; in fact Lucca is one of the most attractive cities to live in due to its proximity to the most frequented destinations in Tuscany: The Tuscan coast/beaches in Versilia which is just 15 km away and Florence city which is just an 1-hour drive. Lucca is also very easily accessible, the Pisa airport is 30 minutes drive away and Florence airport is only 45 minutes.
Few people know, but in Lucca is one of Steve Job’s favorite restaurants: http://www.ristorantebutterfly.it/index.php. In the city center you can also dine in the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art at the famous Michelin star restaurant ‘The funnel’ http://www.limbuto.it. In summer you can get involved by the high energy of the magical music of rock bans like Motörhead at the http://www.summer-festival.com and for comics fans around the world the Lucca Comics museum is a must see! http://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/it / lcg / home /.
Description in Detail
Villa dei Limoni originally dates back to the 17th century and was enlarged and refined with decorations and frescoed rooms in the 18th century. Enhanced by a large lovely Italian garden full of fruit trees, colorful flowers and old lemon pots, the garden still maintains it’s original 18-century design with its vine pergola running along two sides of the garden wall.
The entire garden is surrounded by an old garden-wall keeping it nicely secluded from the outside world.
This majestic historic 17th century estate measures a total of 3000 m2 and is composed of 3 buildings; the main villa, an independent apartment building and a limonaia.
The main villa measures about 1100 m2, offers 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and is distributed on 3 levels. Floors are made from typical old terracotta tiles, ceilings have wooden beams and the wooden roof has been recently restored and consolidated. On the ground floor there is a large living room with a piano, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, dining room with fireplace and a spacious living room, also with fireplace. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite with bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi.
The independent apartment building is to restore and measures about 350 m2, offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is distributed on 2 levels but also includes a large attic.
Lastly, the Limonaia: it measures 150 m2 and has been remodelled by the owner to be used as an art studio instead of as a greenhouse.
The estate has been fully restored, equipping it with all the modern appliances such as central heating- air conditioning, new baths, satellite TV’s..etc., but yet maintains it’s traditional charm and character of a typical period villa, with terracotta tiled floors, and frescoed rooms. Antique precious furniture, refined upholstery and decoration make the villa elegant and charming.
In the garden, in front of the villa, there is a nice round shaped swimming pool measuring about 8.5 m2.
Located only 3.5km (10 mins) from Lucca city center, 30 mins from Pisa international airport, and 30 mins to some of the best-known beaches in Tuscany; Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi. Also just short distances from some of the most renowned Tuscan cities such as Livorno, Pisa and Florence.
Current State and Condition
The property itself is in good condition but the secondary independent apartment building is entirely to restore. Everything else would just need minor decoration changes. The property has typical elements of Tuscan tradition such as terracotta floors, ceilings with exposed beams and a stone exterior.
Land Registry Details
The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
In addition to the services described above, utilities are all present: electricity, and a water supply through a connection to the public water supply system.
The property is a perfect solution to be immediately experienced and used as a second home during the summer periods and / or to be worked on international circuits of tourist rentals so to generate an interesting income.