Splendid country estate placed above the mountain village of Pigna and with an immense panoramic view of the deep and wild valleys towards Pigna and Castel Vittorio. The grounds of 3.3 hectares are mostly made up of beautifully maintained olive groves and large oak woods. Around the house itself is one hectare of fenced land, with immaculately sculptured ornate gardens. From the ground near the entrance gushes a natural mountain source (one of two in the property) which is channeled into stone walled ponds and the noise of which is a constant background to the life of the house. Near the house is a large terrace of 55 sq m facing south over the valleys. Below the house is a large pool, constantly refilled with mineral water.
The house itself is majestic both for its setting and the architectural and engineering skills which have gone into its creation. Here is a match of restrained Scandinavian low impact culture and a riot of fine materials taking the very best from a blend of antique and modern. Notable are the large amounts of glass frontage, with an extended use of door windows. The internal space uses large luminous rooms, marked in natural stone and with the use of fine parquet floors.
On the ground floor, the house opens to the stylish dining room, with open fire place. The kitchen has been converted from an original medieval stone tower, with super modern appliances against a backdrop of old stone walls. There is a pretty bedroom and beautiful bathroom also at this level with magnificent views over the valley. Stairs lead to a large upper room currently used to house a modern down draft central heating wood burner, but easily a second bedroom. This opens to the main living room of 86 sq m with large windows, eighteenth century French stone fire place, fine parquet in 20 year dried oak. There is also a further room, currently used as office space but easily another bedroom. On the second floor, a mahogany staircase leads to a further double bedroom, its bathroom is at a half way level on the stairs. A separate staircase leads to a single bedroom, currently used as storage space.
The main part of the house is 220 sq m. Below is a further 110 sqm of finely vaulted antique cellar, technical room and bathroom and a room used for the storage of olive oil.
The house has the possibility to develop a further bedroom and bathroom.
The antique village of Pigna with all shopping facilities, bank, chemist, bars and restaurants is some 4 km distant. The coast and beaches approx 20km and Nice Airport 70 km.
Energy rating: G