Villa Guardatoia, a seventeenth century piece of Lucchesia’s living history, has stood the test of time. Flawless white stucco walls and three tidy rows of windows draw attention to the original front doorway, crafted from pietra serena, a grey sandstone iconic to Tuscany and Florence Renaissance architecture, and boasting the Cecchi de’Rossi family crest. The villa and its spectacular gardens are integral in the history of Lucchesia, and its decor nods to its deep historical roots. Stepping past the pietra serena archway brings you into its spacious grand entry complete with striking stairway. Frescos, paintings, and tapestries throughout its 950 square meter interior evoke a sense of true timelessness. The breathtaking ornate ceilings, finishes, moldings, and terracotta floors are true works of art waiting to be enjoyed. A 100 square meter conference room with kitchen and three service bathrooms, and 90 square meter original chapel, 12 bedrooms, and eight bathrooms ensure the villa offers ample and flexible space to host guests.
A quintessential Tuscan farmhouse provides a comfortable escape for guests or staff. Once the home of the farmer who oversaw the Cecchi de’Rossi estate, the farmhouse in modern times has been renovated to contain three separate apartments. Hedges separate the farmhouse’s grounds into three private spaces, one per apartment. Its seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living rooms, and four kitchens can be readily reverted to a single accommodation. Two and a half hectares of olive groves, boasting around 450 trees, and a spectacular 6x12 meter pool with ample deck space to lounge make the exterior as inviting as the interior of the home. Terracotta floors and warm wood finishes contribute to its charm.
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