A magnificent, unique and old former country house blending the tradition of the Tuscan farms of the 18th century with the modernity of the sculptural works produced by a famous American artist who, since the early ‘90s, has established his residence and his studio/atelier here with his wife.
The house has four floors including the basement, which is identical to the footprint of the house. The basement has parking for 4 cars, plus the furnace room and abundant storage space.
The main entrance door is reached by a short group of natural stone steps. Inside you enter an impressive double height atrium with a marble staircase going to the next floor. The entrance floor is done in the ancient gettata di graniglia technique. As are hallways to the left and to the right and the office. Doors to the kitchen on one side and to the laundry room and to a powder room on the other. At the end of the short hallway are double doors, entrance to a very large living room-dining room. The living room has a wood burning fireplace. Floor of traditional terracotta tiles. Ceiling of terra cotta tiles and large wooden beams.
Entering the main entrance, to the right is a short hallway leading to a sizeable guest room with complete bathroom en suite. Guest room floor of traditional terra cotta tile, Ceiling with wooden beams.
Entering the entrance atrium you face a door which leads to the library/office. It has a wood burning fireplace and book shelves, with glass doors. From there a door leads outside to a covered veranda, facing a hill covered with olive trees. And with a cleared grassy space with chairs and a granite table. Facing west and perfect for watching sunset, with a drink in hand. And dining al fresco in the summer.
From the entrance atrium a marble staircase leads to the 2nd floor and a mezzanine overlooking the large entrance atrium below. One has a great feeling of space, the atrium being double height. To the right of the mezzanine is found the master suite : bedroom, dressing room and bathroom en suite. This bedroom is impressive having also a double height ceiling with big wooden beams.
The second bedroom and bath on this floor are found to the left of the mezzanine. Floors are of typical terracotta tiles, ceilings with wooden beams.
At the end of a short hallway one enters the very large studio, full of light, a truly breathtaking space, double height, ceiling with wooden beams. Two rows of windows. A painted iron staircase and catwalk lead to the spacious attic, currently used for storage. Show more Show less
By a paved road on a mountain covered with olive trees. A clear view of the sea in one direction and mountains in the other.
Within a short drive to some of the most beautiful and important cultural sites of Italy. About an hour by car to Florence. A half hour from Pisa and Lucca. The same to historic Carrara and its marble quarries. Villages and towns on the sea and inland– Viareggio, with its sand beaches, yacht basins, boat yards. Pietrasanta, the elegant Forte dei Marmi with its chic boutiques,
About a 30 minute drive from Pisa International Airport, Galileo Galilei.
Camaiore is a very wide community which stretches from the fascinating peaks of the Apuan Alps to the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the heart of Versilia, an area full of charme and tradition. Its territory can be ideally divided into four major areas: Seimiglia hills, the capital with its valley, the plain of Capezzano and the coastline of Lido. Indeed, this area is one of the few places in the world where one can find such a combination of landscapes and sceneries: from the sea to the hills, from the mountains to the lakes, from the beach to the Apuan Alps Natural Park. Camaiore has Roman origins and it is worth visiting its pretty, ancient village centre, where the predestrian street of Via Vittorio Emanuele represents the decumano and the hub of the historical centre; here and in the nearby streets there are all the main services, shops, pubs, restaurants, and so forth. The hills of Camaiore hinterland are the perfect destination both for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. From the several and peculiar hilly hamlets, one can admire fantastic natural landscapes, also with a view on the coastline and historical and artistic beauties, immersed in the green and silence of the countryside. From the hilly areas, the centre of Camaiore, the seaside and the beaches of the famous Versilia Riviera can be conveniently reached by car in just a few minutes. The hilly hinterland allows to go walking, cycling or horse riding and the mountains, easily reachable by a short drive, offer a broad range of routes. Show more Show less