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This spacious (~301 m ² / 3240 ft²) 400 year old home is nestled in the centre of Carezzano, a historic village in the hills of Tortona, in the Piedmont region of north-west Italy.
The home has been carefully restored, maintaining and highlighting original features while including the best of contemporary craftsmanship. Features include wood paneled ceilings, wooden iron studded entrance door and gates, exposed stone walls, wooden beams, a large fireplace in the sitting room, a bedroom fireplace and a stone staircase.
External doors and windows were substituted with insulated double-glazing replacements in 2016. The original hall door was kept by adding a double glazed door to maximize insulation while preserving the original character.
French doors lead onto the beautifully cobbled courtyard, with its flowering shrubs, vines, roses and jasmine hedges. The courtyard, with a well, is reminiscent of Italian courtyards dreamt of through the ages. There is also an original wood-fired bread oven, in what is now the fitted laundry and utility room.
The house façade is simply beautiful to see from the courtyard, having been lovingly restored to allow the stone work to breathe once more in the glorious Italian sunshine.
Parking is in the shared outer courtyard, in front of the characterful wooden gates.
The ground floor includes an elegant sitting room, dining room and dine-in kitchen.
The dining room and the sitting room, with its open fireplace, original inset wooden bookshelves and polished wood panelled ceiling, are presently furnished with antiques (some of which could be available). Gas fired radiator heating is also available throughout the home.
A particularly endearing feature of this floor is "The Bridge", which connects the sleeping area to its bathroom and dressing room. The Bridge has handmade wooden and glass sliding doors and 4 skylights. There is an almost nautical feel, although the views are of the delightful private inner courtyard, the village rooftops, sunsets and church steeple. Great for growing flowers and plants!
A central study (or social space) leads to three double bedrooms:
A large spacious loft has Norwegian hardwood floors, exposed beams and Velux skylights to let the sunlight stream in. Includes a bathroom.
Carezzano is surrounded by beautifully manicured vineyards and rolling hills, with views across the Po Valley all the way to the Alps; it is part of 30 villages known as the Colli Tortonesi, famed for their wine and local cuisine which draw day-trippers from Milan, Turin and Genoa, just 60-90 minutes away. The area delimited by these three cities is the wealthiest in the country and attracts many due to the myriad employment opportunities making Carezzano a great option for commuters who prefer country living. The Slow Food movement is based in Piedmont; artisan food producers and wineries abound, many of which sell direct.
Carezzano itself offers a good selection of basic services: Grocery store, Pharmacy, Post office & Café/bar.
The nearby town of Tortona, 13 km away, includes a main line railway station with frequent service to Milan, Genoa and cities further afield. There are additional shops and other services.
The airports of Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo and Genoa are all within a 1-2 hour drive.
In the summer months two swimming pools and a water park operate nearby; the more adventurous can explore the hills which offer great walks. There are also swimming areas in some of the local rivers. The northern lakes and the Mediterranean coast are all within range of a day trip.
|Building type||Single family townhouse|
|Area (m²) m²|
|Kitchen 🍳︎||Abitabile · Dine-in|
|Lift / elevator 🛗︎||✗|
|Garden / Yard 🏡︎||✓|
|Swimming pool 🏊︎||✗|
|Parking 🚗︎||Cortile in comune · Shared courtyard|
|Condition||Ottima · Excellent|
|Furnished||Parzialmente · Partially|
|Energy rating||E 173.82 kWh/m² anno EPgl,nren|
|Heating 🔥︎||Gas, Caminetto · Fireplace|
|Windows 🪟︎||Doppi vetri · Double glazing|
|Est. expenses (€/month)||0|
|Tax at time of sale|
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