3 BR, 3 BA
Immersed within the unspoilt, natural beauty of Sicily's south-eastern corner, this abandoned farmhouse is being meticulously up-to-date to the highest possible standards, by a dynamic team of Italian architects and designers. Their ideas, inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Renzo Piano, along with building techniques which limit environmental impact, will combine to create a beautiful and unique property in a wonderful location. Due for completion in September 2008, the transformed accommodation will comprise a two beds main house on two story, incorporating the original dry-stone wall farmhouse and a new 50m2 open-plan kitchen and living space extension. Additionally, a separate, self-contained 1 beds guest apartment, complete with 15m swimming pool, ct. yard & shower room will enjoy panoramic views over the endless countryside. Surrounding the property will be courtyards, covered indoor gardens, and a small vegetable garden will lead directly from the kitchen of the main house. The property sits in a 2 hectare plot of farmland, with carob, almond, hazel and olives trees. Full maintenance of the property and its grounds are provided by the same company that are responsible for the restoration and design project, with the 1st 2 years provided free of charge. The south-east of Sicily is blessed with not one, but 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites, all within easy reach of Salinella. The wonderfully restored city of Noto with its baroque masterpieces is just 1 example of the simply stunning architecture you will find in this peaceful corner of Sicily. The countryside has a charming feel to it, with the many fields of olives, vines or corn framed with the dry-stone walls so prevalent in this part of Sicily. Transport links to the property are good and rapidly improving with the extension of the motorway, providing easy access to the international airport in Catania. The 47 million Euro redevelopment of nearby Comiso airport is likely to have a positive impact on property prices in this region. The secluded beaches of Sicily's southern coast are within a 30 minute drive. The design team for this property are now working on future renovation projects in this very desirable area of Sicily.
For sale by:
September 28 on International Listings