Detached Home in Enclosed Garden Near Lucca
This property is found in the area between Lucca and Pisa to the west of Lucca. It has easy access finishing in a very short length of gravel driveway sweeping up to the house. There is parking for many cars as well as a double garage. At the moment, this double garage is converted into a guest apartment with living area, galley kitchen and bathroom. This is currently heated with a 'split' which means it can be used for either heating or air-conditioning.
The house is lovely and light with lots of French windows and doors to the outside. The main feature of the property is the double height living room with large fireplace and feature stairs leading up to a minstrals' gallery. The fireplace works really well and augments the methane central heating well. The fully fitted kitchen behind this room leads out to the verandah ideal for 'al fresco' eating. This verandah is not registered. There is also a study corner under the minstrals' gallery. The feature stairs are beautifully profiled and lead up to a massive master bedroom with 1.2m wide en-suite rain shower. There is also a large storage cupboard hidden in the roof space with easy access.
The second half of the house is still restored rustically with two double bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen and bathroom with shower. Ideally, if this house were put back to one single house, all that needs to be done is to take out the kitchen and make this room a third bedroom or another bathroom.
The land is gently sloping with olive trees behind it. There is a paddock which would be big enough for a horse and loads of space for a pool.
When the property was restored in 2002, a cavity was placed all around the building to act as a damp course.
The house has excellent access to the motorways and stations making ideal as a full-time home.