A rare and fine example of Art Déco-style villa, sitting in its 22 hectares ( 55 acres) of land, conveniently located in Tuscan countryside, yet only 9 km away from Lucca town centre.
This unique and prestigious villa features a very refined design typical of Art Deco style, a style of visual arts that appeared in France in 1925 during the Exposition held in Paris, between 1925 and 1930, developed throughout Europe where we find its finest pieces of visual arts.
Villa Il Roccolo is a magnificent villa steeped in history, built in 1929, it has its accommodation arranged on 4 levels and measures approx 1335 sq m, in addition to its beautiful two-storey tower that benefits from spectacular views across the countryside.
Inside the villa consists of 2 separate units, the main residence and a large apartment for guests comprising kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, bathroom on the ground floor and huge living room with big windows facing over surrounding woodland with centenary trees.
The entrance to the villa is through its magnificent staircase entering the ground floor where we can admire an imposing entrance-hall with marble floor and an elegant internal marble staircase with handmade wrought-iron handrail done by local artisans.
The basement comprises utility room, storeroom, kitchen and dining room (ideal space for your staff) and large wine cellar where storing wine and olive oil.
The ground level features kitchen with pantry, bathroom and various beautifully appointed living rooms and sitting rooms with original wooden floors, tasteful wainscot and stucco decorations on ceilings.
The sleeping area is on the first floor and comprises six double bedrooms, a study-room and two bathrooms.
On the second floor there are two bathrooms and seven rooms that can be used as further bedrooms or living areas. From this level you can reach the tower with its stunning loggia and panoramic terrace
All floors of the villa are joined by staff's staircase in addition to the main one.
Outside, the land includes 3,5 hectares ( 8,75 acres) of landscaped gardens, where it is possible to build a swimming pool, an olive grove with 500 olive trees and vineyard with 400 white grape vines.
A large annexe of 70 sq m, a green/lemon house of 100 sq m and 2 garages of 120 sq m are included in the sale. Show more Show less
This prestigious historic property is in hillside position, near Lucca, only 10 mins' drive from town centre and just 600 metres away from amenities. It benefits from a convenient location, very close to the sea, in fact the renowned coastal town of Forte dei Marmi is only 45 km away, and to Pisa international airport ( 43 km away). For those who love skiing Abetone ski resort is easily reached by car within an hour's drive. The city of Lucca is traditionally called “the city of the hundred churches” for the great number of worship sites belonging to different ages, set inside the imposing tree-lined renaissance walls surrounding the city, being one of Tuscan treasures. A small and old city-state with its unchanged charm, a starting or crossing point that cannot be omitted for its artistic beauty and evocative atmosphere. After visiting this city, many foreign visitors chose this city as place of residence. Exploring Lucca means immersing yourself through the narrow streets of the best preserved historical centres, walking around the famous walls, enjoying typical local dishes in taverns and taking part in artistic-cultural initiatives. Whoever visits the city of Lucca will be positively surprised by the possibility to live peacefully every aspect of its historical centre and hilly surroundings, together with the chance to reach the sea of the famous Versilia coastline, only 30 km away.