Stunning Frescoed Estate Between Lucca And Pisa
Period building in an elegant neoclassic style near the exclusive Versilian coast
Historical noble summer home for sale in Tuscany's leafy countryside
In the stunning Tuscan countryside between Lucca and Pisa, at a stone's throw from the shores of the river Serchio, this prestigious period estate, once the summer home of the noble Poschi family, is for sale not far from the exclusive Versilian coast.
The ancient palace we admire today, whose origins can be dated between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is the result of an extensive building development program that in the period between the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century affected Pisa's countryside, during which the agricultural properties were modified, enlarged and embellished in artistic and architectural terms according to the typically neoclassical and romantic taste of architects, painters and sculptors, both from Pisa and from abroad.
All this is reflected in the style that characterizes both the interiors and the majestic facade of the villa, preceded by an enchanting driveway that crosses a wonderful Italian garden. The same neoclassic style returns in the architectural elements that embellish the main hall on the ground floor, where splendid paintings depicting wild landscapes are the backdrop to mighty Doric columns, and in the adjacent room, which features representations of seascapes and facades of destroyed churches.
Other elements of clear neoclassical taste can be found in the paintings that characterize the vaults of the secondary entrance and in the elegant allegorical figure of Aurora on the ceiling of a room on the ground floor. A staircase made of pietra serena and wrought-iron leads to a landing with sofas and big mirrors that anticipates a room that is home to a majestic Maria-Theresa-style lamp. On the second floor, a living room with exposed beams, completely frescoed and recently renovated, features splendid paintings by Pochini, framed in tromp-l'oleil with festoons, masks, cornucopias, ribbons and acanthus scrolls.
After some changes of intended use over the years, the villa was finally renovated by its current owner according to a 20-year project, which initially envisaged the opening of a now historical restaurant in the beautiful rooms with original eighteenth-century frescoes, perfectly furnished in a classic style, and in the romantic wrought iron gazebos outside.
At a later time, the restoration of the second floor and the attic, once home to a granary and until then unused space, gave the villa nine wonderful rooms including suites and bedrooms, frescoed with the original paintings of the time.
- Central heating
- Double glazing
- Loft / penthouse