4 to 5 Bedroom Country House
Living Space Available: 470 square metres
- Quality luxurious property full of character
- Traditional materials – Modern design
- Unrivalled views of the Sibillini Mountains
- Pool and fully fenced grounds
- Airports: 1.10 hr Ancona – 1.30 hr Pescara – 2.30 hr Rome
Casale della Rupe is a casolare that has been painstakingly restructured to incorporate modern refinements for a comfortable contemporary lifestyle, whilst maintaining original features and rustic charm. Traditional materials recovered on site such as stone, cotto tiles, and oak, have been used throughout together with the modern additions of glass, stainless steel and resins. The exceptional outcome has been achieved by close collaboration among the owners, the architect, local skilled artisans, and international artists.
Smerillo is a hamlet located in Southern Le Marche in the province of Fermo, an ancient papal state that houses a Golden/Silk mantle once belonged to St Thomas à Becket, the martyred Archbishop of Canterbury. Many of the wonderful hilltop towns have links with Papal history.
A sunny south/western exposure, with far reaching views of the Sibillini Mountains, San Ruffino Lake and a myriad of hilltop ancient towns regales this property with unrivalled panoramic views and sunsets.
The house is reached through a uniquely designed iron gate, gravelled driveway, with parking and turning area to the front and leading to the side and back of the house and outbuildings.
The structure has varying roof and floor levels because it is built on a slope, yet internally only has two levels. This has been achieved by a central, and remarkable, artist designed illuminated glass and iron staircase. This inspired structural peculiarity allows every room but one to have direct garden access.
From the front parking and turning area a gravelled path guides to an outer staircase leading to a glassed porch, itself leading to:
Entrance Hall: large dual-aspect reception area, open fireplace with salt niche, partly preserved original cooking recess, two elaborate antique double doors to:
Drawing Room: generously sized light and airy triple-aspect room, vaulted ceiling, open fireplace, numerous windows, two oak-framed glass double doors opening to: grand terrace measuring 30 sq mts vith views to the Sibillini Mountains, also known as Monti Azzurri.
Other end of entrance hall oak door to: music/bar room with 6×2 mts glass wall. Landing to: Cloakroom. Stone-stairs to:
Masterbedroom: ample ante-room leading to: large triple-aspect light and airy vaulted ceiling bedroom, en-suite bathroom including: Jacuzzi, shower/massage jets, oversized shower-head, walk-in wardrobe. North facing balcony overlooking hilltop towns, outbuildings and orchard. Separate exit door leading to gardens.
Illuminated glass-stairs to: Ground-floor bedrooms 2 and 3 with en-suites. Laundry-room. (Bedroom 4 with en-suite is accessed from garden only).
Wellbeing area: Sauna, Turkish-Bath, both accommodating 5. Cloakroom. Utilities.
Glass door to:
Kitchen/Living area: Large 77 sq mts light and airy room. Triple-aspect sitting/dining area, fully equipped ArcLinea Kitchen with Gaggenau and Scholtès appliances, central island, 2 ovens and 5 ring gas range, hot plate and steamer. Wood burning cooker/stove with oven. Glass door to: preparation kitchen, pantry. Three double Oak-framed glass doors lead to either a Portico, Pergola or Loggia areas for outdoor summer living. Pool and the BBQ area connected with water and gas, are conveniently positioned by the kitchen, allowing hosts to be in the midst of the action.
Grounds and other Features
The land comprises 2 hectares of fully fenced meadows, a continuous running spring, native woodland, lawns, orchard and soft fruit shrubs, olive trees, ornamental trees and flowering shrubs, gravelled pathways, oak and gravelled stairwells, mature oaks and walnuts.
In the grounds there is a further outbuilding that at present is a ruin with planning permission and architectural drawings for its conversion. Plans and planning permission available.
All rooms have beamed ceilings and are light and airy. Doors and windows are traditional in design with a contemporary touch, using oak and modern double glazing technology. Floors are under-heated in an easy to maintain and clean light coloured resin. Bathrooms are made using resins and either marble or mosaic. Centralised wall mounted vacuum system. Alarm system provisions. Central computer system CAT V Data Cabling to all the rooms. WiFi and satellite dish available. Saline system easy to maintain pool. Ample garden storage/workshop approx. 55 sq mts. Double Garage and further independent en-suite accommodation or gym above garages measuring approx. 60 sq mts.
Energy Efficiency Rating: E
Energy Performance Index (IPE) 151,5 kwh/mq*anno