Villa Coppodé neo-medieval castle, Bucine, Arezzo - Tuscany

Stunning Tuscan Art Nouveau villa built in neo-medieval style with tower and panoramic terraces for sale in the Arezzo countryside, near Bucine. Within an estate of 129,5 hectares, in the heart of Tuscany, stands the tall tower of Villa Frisoni a Lupinari, a unique example of rural architecture built at the beginning of the last century by a famous Italian architect Gino Coppedè, who, between 1901 and 1906 did not limit himself to philologically correct architectural reworkings in neo-medieval style, but mixed styles and different eras into magnificent scenarios and features. The facades, with biforas with stone columns and capitals, surmounted by fine artfully marbled bricks and guarded by stone lion sculptures, strike immediately and recall the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The arched loggia protrudes from the compact geometry of the building, while indoor frescoes and wall paintings are surmounted by coats of arms, mosaic stones, and painted tile flooring, clearly reminiscent of Portuguese azulejos. The painted coffered ceilings with inlaid planks and rafters along the corners are beautiful and were signed by Mariano Coppedé, Gino’s father, and Galileo Ghini. The interior of the castle is a highly atmospheric setting, where strong are the echoes of a past linked to the life of the ancient Tuscan aristocracy. The villa spreads over five floors plus three levels of the tower with two large panoramic terraces. On the basement level laundry and ironing room, cellars and technical rooms. A master entrance hallway opens into an adjoining living room and study with a superbly frescoed covered veranda. On the same floor a reception hall, dining room, a second entrance, a spacious kitchen and a guest bathroom. On the second floor four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a frescoed veranda. The hand-carved wooden staircase leads to the third floor consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three bedrooms and three separate bathrooms. On the fourth and top floor is a large living room opening onto a large terrace where to admire the park and its surroundings. But the most spectacular viewpoint is from the tower. Each of the three tower levels has a unique room to be used as lounge, study or bedroom. A park with tall trees and Mediterranean plants surrounds the villa. Included are several outbuildings to be restored and annexes for storage. The farm includes 128 hectares/ 316 acres of agricultural land with olive groves, arable land and forest-woodland. With prestigious architectural features and a prime location, this superb property offers excellent potential for a private residence or a country resort with agricultural land.

Price: 3,500,000 Euro