Uniquely Restored Farmhouse with Pool in Rocca D’Arazzo (San Carlo)
Property Ref: HIP057
This farmhouse with its amazing pool area is restored to exceptional standards and with a new architectural approach to the objective of changing something classic to something modern yet without losing the heart and soul of a Piemontese farmhouse!
The current owner has a proven track record of delivering not only quality renovation projects but also a creative approach to creating 21st. century living standards and comforts within an exterior framework under UNESCO world heritage protection. In this respect this project, wonderfully hidden away in the Monferrato landscape, is another success story.
Approaching this home via a small communal asphalt road one instantly recognises the typical Piemontese farmhouse with its long house and balcony above the front door. Only the clean lines of the building, the swimming pool and the views indicates that this place may hold a surprise. And once inside it is clear that this place is a Pandora’s box pushing boundaries in every way.
In this home the front door leads to a large open hallway which immediately creates a sense of space and tranquillity. From this impressive space in the centre of the house various views open up; a large opening with old oak beams frames a large living room; an indirectly lit stone staircase guides the eyes towards the wine cellar in the basement and an intriguing opening separates the kitchen from this central space.
On this ground floor one finds a large bedroom with an equally large modern bathroom with walk in shower and yet still with the classic piemontese vaulted ceilings, custom-made mirrors set in old wood. The large kitchen, with space for family meals, is built in a mix of old and recovered materials. The kitchen is directly adjacent to an exceptionally large formal dining area (with space for the entire extended family) and with views of the terraces, the garden, the swimming pool, and the surrounding hill tops.
Also, on the ground floor one finds a guest toilet and a large double height living area with visible roof beams and modern steps in polished concrete leading to an upstairs mezzanine. In one end the mezzanine is fully glazed drawing in the morning and midday sunlight. The owner envisages this elevated space, with its fantastic views, to be a place of relaxation. The other end of the mezzanine is intended as a creative space or perhaps an office area which is not hidden away but intentionally designed to be an open, approachable, and integrated part of the way the house functions.
In addition, the first floor includes no less than 3 double bedrooms each with a small walk-in wardrobe as well as a large modern bathroom. In each bedroom room the owner has retained features from the original house where possible. Therefore, each room has its own charm and identity.
Under the property the owner has skilfully restored the old cantina with its vaulted ceilings and created a wonderful cool area for wine storage and tasting.
The end to end renovation of this farmhouse was completed in 2020 and includes new roof, double glazing, new internal and external doors, new plumbing, and electricity as well as central heating. The house is ready wired for burglar alarm and also for air conditioning units. During the renovation process the owner has kept as many old features as possible so that the house now has a great balance between new and old.
The property is connected to communal water and electricity. As per most farmhouses, wastewater is via septic tank. Heating is via gas (GPL) in a private tank.
Also included in the price is app. 5,000 sq.mt. of surrounding garden and terrain.
Nizza Monferrato 22km / 30 minutes
Alba 35 km / 40 minutes
Asti 16 km / 25 minutes
Milan Airports 155 km / 100 minutes
Torino 102 km / 70 minutes
Genova 110 km / 80 minutes
Castello di Annone 5 km / 8 minutes
Closest Ski Slopes:
Limone Piemonte 133 km / 110 minutes
Savona 130 km / 90 minutes
Vicki is Maltese and a certified estate agent in Italy, registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Asti.
Speaks: English, Italian and Danish.