The Alcove House with frescoes, Cortona, Arezzo – Tuscany

Unique and chic, second-floor 17th-century three-bedroom apartment entirely renovated with frescoes for sale downtown Cortona, Arezzo. In the heart of the city mentioned by Frances Mayes' in her famous book "Under the Tuscan Sun," just steps from the central square and the theater, restaurants, bars, stores, museums and parking facilities. In a period building with an elegant street doorway and entrance hall, The Alcove House has been finely restored with oak parquet floors throughout, featuring a section dating back to the 17th century with a living room with double windows, frescoes and decorations on the ceilings, walls and bordering doors and windows. A meticulous restoration made with local artisans, a refined atmosphere, and rich historical elements. The seventeenth-century style boasts in the master bedroom starring the original alcove, fireplace, and a fresco figuring a sweet putto. The second bedroom is also ensuite. The third ensuite bedroom and the kitchen are located in the medieval wing of the building overlooking an inner courtyard: here the rooms offer stone walls, niches, brick arches and bleached-effect exposed wood ceilings. The kitchen retains the terracotta floor and the old cooking fireplace has been transformed with contemporary appliances without losing the original character. From the kitchen a second entrance directly to the hallway. All bathrooms are lined with natural stone and fitted with modern elements. The Alcove House is a ready-to-move-in stunning dwelling perfect both for private use, to live with family and friends, and as an income property, for short rentals and tourist stays. From Cortona it is easy to reach Lake Trasimeno, historical jewel cities as Siena, Montepulciano and Florence, the hot thermal springs of San Casciano dei Bagni and Rapolano Terme, as well as major connections with highway junctions only 15 minutes away. Cortona also has a train station with excellent daily connections.

Price: 890,000 Euro


Location: Cortona, Province: Arezzo, Region: Tuscany

Type: 202 sq m/2174 sq ft period-style apartment on the second-floor of a historical downtown building

Year of construction: 1600

Year of restoration: 2016

Conditions: excellent

Second Floor: entrance hall with foyer/cloakroom, living room with double window and fireplace, 1 master bedroom with ensuite and alcove, 2 ensuite double bedrooms, kitchen with second entrance, guest toilet

Distance from services: downtown

Distance from main airports: Perugia 60km, Florence 128km, Rome 235km

Fixed telephone network: available
Internet: available broadband
Heating: methane
Water: mains city supply
Electricity: available

The property is owned by a private individual
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Class: G

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.


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