House for sale in Cortona, Italy

In a quiet and very private location with views the Valdichiana, the Val d’Esse and incredible shore to shore views of Lake Trasimeno, this three story south facing stone house is built on 2.5 acres of woods and terraced land surrounded by a nature reserve.

This property is the perfect place for nature lovers and people who want privacy and quiet surroundings with the convenience of a ten-minute drive to the historic town, Cortona in Tuscany. If you like walking, Cortona is a 45-minute stroll on a beautiful country road. There is also a wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating just one mile from the house.

The top floor has a large bedroom with a sitting area, a walk-in closet, a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and a cast iron tub. All the fixtures are high quality. Also on the top floor, there is an office/laundry room and large under roof storage area.

The two upper floors of the house are immediately habitable. On the first level there is an entrance from the patio  into the spacious open floor-plan kitchen with Carrara marble countertops, a living room and dining area with a hallway leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The flooring throughout the house is wide plank oak and handmade terracotta tile. On the front, south-facing side of the house is a beautiful loggia built in the traditional Tuscan style with large beams in the ceiling.  There are spectacular panoramic views of the valley and lake below.

The ground floor, yet to be finished, is 100sq. mt. of open space with all utilities brought into the area ready for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment or extension to the first floor living area making it a 5 bedroom 4 bath house. This space would also include a loggia on the front south facing side of the house. There is also a floor plan drawing for both configurations.

There is plenty of space and not restrictions to build a swimming pool or spa on the property.

The infrastructure of the house was recently replaced when the current owners restored the property. This includes all new electrical wiring, breakers and fixtures, gas lines and gas tank, water lines, sewer lines and septic tank system. All of these utilities have been brought into the ground floor space making any apartment or house expansion project ready for construction. The house also includes wireless internet and telephone service.

Given the privacy and proximity to Cortona, the fantastic views and potential of becoming a 5 bedroom, 4 bath home, the asking price of €485,000 makes this a very appealing property that is ready to move into with many interesting possibilities for a creative buyer.

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