Villa Grifoni
63831 Rapagnano FM, Italia

€1.300.000.00· (Villas/of Particular Historic Interest) - Click on photo to enlarge

Ref. A2495

This property, comprising a villa, a Church, a guest house, outbuildings, and an Italian garden with lemon-house is located between Rapagnano and Fermo. It is surrounded by its private park of about 1 hectare.

According to some historical memories, the villa dates back to the 17th century, when the Grifoni family built this beautiful example of noble architecture as their own house, in an area which was then property of the Church.

The property is only a few minutes far from the centre of the town and is accessible through a comfortable municipal road. An automatic gate opens onto the park of the property, which  is entirely fenced and includes beautiful trees, bushes and flowers and paved paths. The open views of the surrounding countryside, the hill top towns, Fermo and the coast are stunning.

The villa is built between the guest-house (former storage areas) and the Church. The latter was built in 1787 and consacrated to Santa Maria del Carmelo and Filippo Neri. The buildings are harmonically connected to the central villa by vaulted areas.

The villa is built on 3 floors + the loft, which is partially usable.

The main entrance of the house is on the second floor, which is accessible through a beautiful large cotto staircase connected to the veranda. This floor is composed of a large access area onto the living room, dining room, kitchen, study and bathroom. An internal staircase lead downstairs to the first floor which consists of: 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry, study. On the ground floor there are some utility rooms and a garage with a terrace on top.

The guest house has been converted into a two-storey unit. Ground floor: entrance, living-dining room, kitchen, bathroom + external utility room/laundry. First floor: two bedrooms and a bathroom. One of the sides of this building has a sundial.

Both houses have been entirely restored with a great taste, retaining the original features of the buildings, with valuable finishings and high-quality materials throughout. Where possible, the old original materials have been used, such as the cotto tiles. All this has been combined with the most modern utility systems.

The Church consists one one single aisle. Its structure and decorations are in perfect conditions.

The property also includes some storage outbuildings, a garage and a rare example of old lemon house with roof garden. The lemon house, which requires restoration, is located in the most panoramic area of the property and enjoys breath-taking views.

The centre of the former Italian garden is occupied by an age-old cluster pine.

The property could be used as a rental business or as a luxury private property. It is only a few kilometers away from the centre of the town, shops and services. The coast, the motorway and the train station are only 15 minutes far and Falconara airport is about 70 kms away.