With sweeping views of Monte Argentario and the islands of the Tuscan archipelago in the distance, this holiday home in Italy is a personal labor of love and imagination.
Designed by father and son architects from Florence based Studio Ponsi, the home is inspired by and intimately connected to this landscape.
Built on three levels, its horizontal lines reflect its natural surroundings. Constructed with locally quarried volcanic tufa-stone, the home’s modern silhouette was designed in the centuries-old regional building tradition with white stucco walls inspired by typical Mediterranean architecture.
The ground floor features two bedrooms and the utility rooms while the main level includes the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that open out to a spacious terrace, gardens and sparkling pool.
An outdoor steel staircase leads to an upper terrace and the en suite master bedroom, which is also accessible from an indoor staircase. The overall design of the house, along with the external staircases, the interior wood paneling and unique brass and copper details lend a nautical feel to the home, referring to the sea out in the distance: offering panoramic views over the hills all the way to the Tyrrhenian Sea and its islands.
Wifi throughout, stereo system, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, security system. Weekly change of linens and final cleaning included.
Characterized by flat plains, gentle hills and it’s proximity to the sea, the Maremma area on the southern coast of Tuscany is an idyllic and quiet corner of Grosseto Province.
A charming and rural vineyard dotted area, it’s bordered by Monte Amiata to the east and the Tyrrhenian coast to the west. Nearby there are several wonderful medieval towns to explore including Pereta and Magliano in Toscana. A natural archipelago region, both Giannutri and Giglio are within a short boat ride. The nearby town of Orbetello stretches across a small strip of land in the middle of the lagoon and unspoiled marshlands and the former island of Monte Argentario is connected to the mainland via narrow sandbars.
The gorgeous Uccellina National Park set along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Marina di Alberese beach is an hour’s drive and the beaches of Giannella are within a half hour.
The curious and fantastical Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarot Garden) dedicated by designer Niki de Saint Phalle’s is an hour south and the Thermal baths of Saturnia are an hour southeast. The Tufa towns of Pitigliano and Sorano are an hour east.
Ideal for vineyard hopping, start with Poggio Antico in Montalcino and grab a winery map from the Wine Roads office in town to explore further. The beautiful Val d’Orcia, Montalcino, and Siena are within an hours drive, as are Pienza and Montepuliciano. Further afield in just under two hours are Pisa, Florence and Perugia.
Maremma, Toscana, Italy. Nearest Airport: Rome, Fiumicino (158km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round and especially in summer to enjoy the warm coastal weather and pool.
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