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House of Flowers Namaste Price: 1.650.000 €
Features

CasaleA beautiful ecofriendly home

The property is early 18th century with the ruins of a mill from an earlier date. The present owners bought the house in 2006 and 30 years before, the main house and casina ( guest annexe) had been restored by the previous owners.

Since 2006 , the 3 bathrooms have been renewed, 2 new kitchens installed and a 'state of

the art' heating system installed. The swimming pool has been changed to salt water and

covered by a telescopic , easy to open, roof.

The entire property is furnished to the highest standards.

Main House

This comprises kitchen, utility, cloakroom, dining room , tv room (den), sittingroom and

large hallway leading to the stairs for the second floor where is to found an extremely

large ensuite bedroom.

Kitchen

The very large kitchen was locally made and comprises wooden cupboards, granite

worktops and island, a 4 door , gas fired and cast iron cooker called an AGA, famously

made in the UK. It also has an electric oven, gas hob, larder fridge and dishwasher. All

appliances are top of the range.

There is access to the garden through double glass doors.

Utility room

This comprises 2 freezers, washing machine and tumble drier. Again, all appliances are

top of the range. There are also 3 large storage cupboards.

TV Room (den)

This is a comfortable room with 2 sofas. It shares a double fronted wood burning stove

with the dining room. There is access to the garden through double glass doors.

Cloakroom.

A small cloakroom can be found next to the utility and TV rooms.

Dining room.

This room is both off the main entrance hall and kitchen. It shares a double fronted wood

burning stove with the TV room.

Sitting room /Lounge

Up a few steps from the entrance hall, this comfortable and attractive room also leads on

to a small study area. It has 2 sets of glass doors leading to the garden, back and front and

4 windows, 2 of them " picture" windows. There is also a large wood burning stove.

Hallway leading to stairs

This is an excellent storage area with 2 large wardrobes for coats etc and a large

bookcase.

Second floor and master bedroom and bathroom

Leading from the top of the stairs can be found a large landing area used as a dressing

room. There are double glass doors leading to the garden , which is terraced.

The master bedroom is enormous with 4 windows, all with beautiful views of the garden,

surrounding countryside and the nearby hill town of Cortona. The ensuite bathroom is

similarly large and it comprises a free standing cast iron bath, separate large shower, bidet

and sink. The built in cupboard is obviously , originally, a doorway onto the present

landing .The bedroom could easily be divided into 2 good sized double bedrooms and

access to the bathroom made for the second bedroom.

The Casina (little house) or guest annexe

Like the main house, this is built on rising land and was obviously the outhouses for the

main house in the past. It comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen.

The lower level has an ensuite double bedroom.

The higher level has an entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms with room for extra beds,

a fully fitted kitchen cum living room with gas hob and oven and fridge- freezer, and

large bathroom. The kitchen has double glass doors leading to the swimming pool area.

Heating Systems Ecofriendly

The central heating is 'state of the art' and controlled by computer.

It comprises an oil fired boiler and heat exchange system. The present owners use the

heat exchange system to great effect in the summer when this system can be switched to

provide cold air through fan coil radiators, which , incidentally, also blow out warm air in

the winter. At the moment, this is only to be found in the master bedroom but it is a

simple operation to change over the other cast iron radiators to the fan coil type where

required. It is more economical to use the oil fired boiler in the winter but the heat

exchange system is always there as a backup. .

Besides the above, the house has solar panels providing hot water and 24 photo voltaic

panels which provide electricity for the national grid for which a remuneration is

received.

As mentioned earlier, the main house has 2 super efficient wood burning stoves and the

cast iron AGA which stays on in the colder months and provides amazing background

heat as well as fantastic food !

The swimming pool

The pool measures 12 metres by 4 metres, is salt water and is covered by a 3 piece

telescopic, double skinned transparent roof from Spain which runs on rails.

3 Garages

One of the garages houses the pool workings, central heating sources and tools.

The other two are for cars/storage

 

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Cortona
3659 sq ft
6,170 acres
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Restored
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