Description: Country-House in Acquedolci
An Important and Unique Antique Residence with Sea View
Lovely, grand old residence with 13 rooms that retains almost all of its original features – fantastic frescos on the ceiling, complementary ceramic flooring and wonderful handmade iron work etc. Located in the most beautiful surroundings along the Sicilian Northern coast.
In the mountains, a few miles from the pretty and popular, seaside town of Acquedolci, you will find some of the most beautiful countryside on the Island. It’s a land of timeless beauty, where rich Sicilians built large and opulent holiday homes to escape the scorching summer sun. Sadly, many of these wonderful homes have been demolished to accommodate new constructions so it is rare to find something that is in its original state and retains almost all of its original features – fantastic frescos on the ceiling, complementary ceramic flooring and wonderful handmade iron work that adorns the marble stairwell, windows and balconies.
This lovely, grand old residence, is an excellent example of this kind of property. Sadly it has been uninhabited for over 50 years but, nevertheless, it is remarkably preserved. But it not the most difficult task to rescue it and bring it back to its original glory – as a large family holiday home or perhaps a home/bed and breakfast business.
Located approximately halfway between Palermo and Messina and conveniently located for Milazzo, the ‘gateway’ port to the Aeolian Islands, this delightful country property has everything c.1,5 hour to Palermo, a little under an hour to Milazzo, a few minutes from the seaside and central to the wonderful Northern coast of Sicily. In the neighbourhood there are several coastal and mountain towns to be found.
This incredible property offers some 300 sqm of living accommodation, is structurally sound (with a new roof) and has the potential to be a truly breathtaking home. Originally commissioned by a wealthy builder some 100 years ago, the original features have to be seen to be believed with the only new addition being a brand new roof. On the outside, the building is wonderfully proportioned, with fantastic stonework and lovely features. Inside, only the pictures can describe the intricate details created by the artists who adorned the property. On the ground floor there are six rooms and an imposing marble staircase that leads to a further seven rooms on the second floor.
In addition to the main house, there is a further dwelling that, in the past, was used as a caretaker residence. As you would expect of such a property the grounds are spectacular. Two hectares of land produce an abundance of fruit and olives that represent a commercial opportunity. The main feature at the rear of the house is a 400 year oak tree – an incredible piece of history in itself and a magnificent feature.