This contemporary yet authentic Tuscan restoration resides in the East wing of a 16th century Strozzi castle, which sits in the centre of a prestigious Chianti Classico wine estate. The owners of this exclusive and well known vineyard restored the castle and many of the farmhouses within the estate, creating a residential community for those seeking luxury property in a rural yet private and secure location.
The Estate & Castle
There are 15 residences within the estate, all of which are second homes or summer residences to a range of nationalities, the majority of which purchased off-plan in 2005/06 taking advantage of the bespoke restoration option.
The property is composed of the ground and first floor of the east wing of the castle, therefore enjoying private independent access, or access from inside the castle. The lay-out consists of 4/5 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious lounge, a gymnasium (or second lounge), kitchen-diner, and various walk in storage space. There is a beautiful panoramic terrace off the first floor, as well as large patio which runs the whole length of the ground floor, complete with swimming pool and lounge area.
This particular property was also purchased off-plan and was originally destined to be two apartments. The purchaser who is still the current owner, worked closely with the architect and internal designers to create a contemporary yet authentic Tuscan property, in keeping with the feel of the castle and its surroundings. Traditional Italian materials such as chestnut beams and cotto floors, blend in perfectly with the ceramics and marble used for the bespoke bathrooms and fitted kitchen. The property offers the utmost in state of the art utilities which were fitted during restoration, to be minimally intrusive and out of sight. Facilities include room to room sound and media integration, close circuit visual systems, hi-speed internet and wi-fi, air-conditioning, and full home automation system.
The estate is located halfway between Radda and Gaiole in Chianti, which are two of the five largest and most important towns of the Chianti district. Both Radda and Gaiole can be reached in less than 10 minutes, and both towns offer good restaurants, banks, shops, supermarkets and other amenities. Florence airport is 1 hour away and Pisa airport 1 hour 40 min.