"Casa Alta" occupies a commanding site with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and the distant hills of the Arno valley. The impressive stone house preserves its rustic character yet is cozy and welcoming, with five double bedrooms, fireplaces, common rooms, outdoor spaces for relaxing or dining, and a large pool. Just half an hour from Florence, it's an ideal spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing, or simply to get away and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Tuscan landscape.
This is a new listing, as my family and I have only recently acquired the property.
Casa Alta (or Casalta) is a two-story rectangular stone house that probably originated as a defensive watch-tower back in the 12th or 13th century. Situated some 150 meters below the main road, and reached by a curving driveway through the woods, the house is secluded, private, and very quiet.
Inside, its abundant windows, high wood-beamed ceilings, and red tiled floors create a luminous, warm atmosphere. Built partly into a slope, the house has two principal entrances, one on each of the two floors. On the upper level, there is a spacious entrance/sitting room, three double bedrooms, a double living room with a large stone fireplace and stone lavabo, a full bathroom, a study, and a small spare room. Most of the rooms have large windows with wonderful views.
An open loggia on the lower level frames the large entrance to the ground floor, which is also connected to the upper floor inside by an old stone staircase. Situated on three levels following the slope of the hillside, this floor contains a vestibule, a well-equipped kitchen and dining area with a fireplace and access to a small patio, a full bathroom, a laundry/storage room, a living room, and two double bedrooms, each with direct access to a broad terrace along the back of the house.
Outdoor spaces around the house include the small patio off the kitchen on the east side, and the open loggia (ground-floor entrance) on the west that is handy in inclement weather. On the back (south) side of the house, with magnificent views over the valley and beyond, there is a small shaded terrace as well as a large patio (40 sq.m.), partially shaded and outfitted for sunning or al fresco dining. On a lower level, adjacent to the house, the sizable 14 x 7 m pool is reached by a stone stairway. A spacious open park with benches and shade trees adds to the sense of expansiveness and tranquility.
Guests have exclusive access to all of the spaces described above.
Общение с гостями
I live within twenty minutes of Casa Alta and am always available for assistance if needed.