19th-Century Italian villa

Old estates — the kind that are passed down with generations, wardrobes as well as bookshelves slowly filling — may include more maintenance, however they likewise have an environment that can’t be faked. If your household doesn’t have a seat for you to inherit, this seaside Italian villa might be your possibility to get that authentic, centuries-old feel. Let’s take a peek at this heirloom property, developed for the Siemens household in the late 1800s.

Tucked between the sea as well as the mountains on Italy’s northwestern coast, Forte dei Marmi has long been a busy summertime resort. (Perhaps that’s why they needed to put that road right in front of the house.) developed in the middle of a spacious garden close to the seashore, the nine-bedroom villa was designed to take advantage of the beach as well as Mediterranean breezes.

The sunny living space available to a terrace with an ocean view, however likewise has somewhat darker touches, like that birdcage as well as likewise sized stuffed bird. It’s laid-back sufficient for a sunny day, however mysterious sufficient to check out on a rainy day — just believe of what might be in those huge built-in cabinets.

The similarly relaxed lounge mixes cheerful florals with distinguished details like the fireplace, vaulted ceiling as well as wooden shutters. Throughout the house there are floors as well as stairs in regional Carrara marble. (Forte dei Marmi, which means ‘fort of marbles,’ is at the foot of the mountains where it’s quarried.)

And speaking of marble, here’s one of the home’s nine bathrooms, done up in a stunning blue-grey stone. The sconces are a bit old-fashioned (and I would ditch the curtains showed in the mirror immediately), however the combination of statement marble as well as brass fixtures is rather modern.

Even the pool has a bit of historic charm; instead of a lagoon of bright turquoise water, it’s a simple, traditional stone circle that shows the eco-friendly yard as well as trees. other amenities include a grass tennis court that could, in a pinch, serve as a soccer field, too.

What do you think? would you step back in time to summertime at this villa?

Photo credits:1-5. Rome Sotheby’s worldwide Realty

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