ID-Villa Sans Pensieri
Historical Villa with Annexes, Walled Garden and Other Land CLOSE TO LUCCA AND NOT LISTED BY THE FINE ARTS AUTHORITY
The Historical Villa
Originally, this was an observation point above the city with foundations going back to the date of 1100. The villa was begun in 1810 as a residence of the current owners, with the panoramic terrace dated in 1813.
The villa is on three floors above ground and a basement used for wine and oil storage. Each floor is 450 mq approcimately except the basement and wine cellar which is 114 mq.
The entrances are designed that the villa can be divided into 5 apartments for various members of the family. There are still 4 electricity meters.
The main three 'public' reception rooms are along the front and measure over 50 mq. These are characterised by 4 m high ceilings and fantastically preserved frescos. There are two large kitchens that would serve the formal rooms as well as several storage rooms and a small, staff bathroom.
Apartment 1 - ground floor
This consists of two glass doors as entrances, an office, a bathroom, a kitchen with original Tuscan features and three other rooms, oneof which was used as an office.
Apartment 2 - First Floor
This is characterised by beautiful floors and has four entrances from the main staircase as well as the back stairs. This has two large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one from the 1970's and one from the 1960's
Apartment 3 - Second Floor
This is heated by electricity and has three rooms, a landing a a massive bathroom. This apartment belonged to the brother and has no kitchen. Maybe he didn't cook.
Apartment 4 - This has a large living area with kitchen corner, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms.
The first floor and second floor are accessed from the outside due to the topography of the garden and the external staircase.
This is next to the villa and is on two floors, this is completely to be restored. It built on two floors with access from the front door next to the villa but also from the Borgo behind through a secret door in the wall. There is both an interior and exterior staircase.
The large apartment is 165 mq and consists of 5 rooms all facing south, a kitchen and a bathroom. At the end of the apartment, there is access to the private chapel for religious worship with an access to the pedestrian 'vicolo' behind.
The ground floor of the farmhouse was used for storage, a stable, cellers and other rooms including one with a wood-fired brick oven. This lower floor measures 161 mq.
The farmhouse needs total restoration.
The Lemon Greenhouse
This is a traditional glass building of 132 mq on the ground floor to protect the potted lemon trees in the winter. This lemon house has a verandah.
This measures 152 mq and is built on 2 floors with a double entrance, one from the garden of the villa and one from the borgo behind. This needs total restoration.
The Other Annexes
1) a wonderful, covered panoramic terrace 39 mq
2) the room under the covered terrace of 29 mq
3) The wash room with stone basins of 25 mq
4) The henhouse of 8 mq
5) The other Service Buildings of €13 mq