House in Capannori, Toscana, Italy
Single house for sale in Capannori
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This beautiful 18th-century villa with its current configuration, with its symmetrical facade, side terraces and avant-body at the back, dates back to 1836 while retaining all the elements of neoclassicism of the period and the architects Giovanni Lazarini and Lorenzo Nottolini operating in Lucca and authors of important works in Lucca, such as the works at the Villa Reale di Marlia for Elisa Baciocchi , sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Teatro del Giglio for Maria Luisa of Bourbon, Porta Elisa in the walls of Lucca, the Specola, the aqueduct and urban works of Piazza Amphitheater.Currently the villa is surrounded by a lock of about three thousand square meters, surrounded by the green of palm trees to the south and pines and oaks to the north. It is spread over three floors, ground floor,noble floor and second floor, for a total of about four hundred square meters. In the main facade, facing south, the geometric score of the floors is highlighted, enhanced by the diversified treatment of the surfaces, with a fake bug on the ground floor of different color from the overlying floors treated with smooth plaster, and by the floor bands. The central part of the facade is highlighted by four lesene with lintels and the central balcony with cast iron railing. The symmetrical setting is further underlined by the two side terraces. The second floor is enriched by brick drapery then painted in opera according to the construction techniques of the time. Inside the villa an entrance to columns of considerable artistic value leads to various service rooms (kitchen, taverna, cellar), an entirely frescoed apartment and on the main floor, through a large stone staircase of Matraia with vintage railings worked in cast iron. On the first floor there is a large lounge with attached study, living room various rooms and bathrooms, two side terraces adorned with terracotta statues. Many of the rooms are still frescoed today. The second floor attic with beams, wooden beams and exposed terracotta mezzanine, usually inhabited by servitude, is being renovated. The terracotta or stone flooring is original from the time, as have the recently renovated doors and windows. Of particular importance is the accentuation, both on the first floor and on the main floor, of the alignment of the doors with the effect of the so-called "telescope" that highlights a "parade" of communicating rooms, also typical of the Lucca architecture of the period. The interiors are furnished with antique furniture, some of particular value. They belong to the villa and an old stable and a wagon shed for a total of about one hundred and eighty square meters are located in the enclosure. WORK IS NEEDED TO TAKE OVER THE FACADES AND THE TOP FLOOR TO RESTORE IT TO ITS SPLENDOUR.
Capannori, Toscana, Italy