Words by Carla Passino

Contemporary details meet vernacular architecture in this panoramic Chianti home close to Siena.
A golden stone farmhouse stands proud among the dazzling green of vineyards, the muted silver of olive trees and the rich brown of the Chianti’s fertile hills. Brown shutters and big windows open onto a lovely garden, which affords panoramic views over the lush curves of the countryside. But when the entrance door opens, it reveals a surprise. The quintessential Tuscan vistas and rustic architecture meet sharp interiors full of sleek contemporary details.

Casa Bossi is a traditional three-bedroom Tuscan home which, like all good restorations, has preserved ancient terracotta floors, soaring arches with exposed bricks and dark chestnut beams. But here, they have become the backdrop for a clean, almost minimalist design. On the ground floor, the large, sun-flooded kitchen and living area has modern lighting and an extraordinary, clean travertine fireplace. Upstairs, bedrooms blend beautiful country furniture—one in particular has a magnificent bed headboard painted with roses—with a modern feel for space and light. There is also a bright and airy mansard with a children’s room and play area.

Attached on one side, Casa Bossi is part of the small hamlet of Bossi, on the southern reaches of Chianti Classico, bordering the neat rows of vineyards and imposing bulk of the local castello. The town of Castelnuovo Berardenga is only 15 minutes away and Siena no more than half and hour.

“Casa Bossi is a beautifully restored home in the heart of Chianti with all of the typical Tuscan characteristics and high modern standards,” say selling agents Italian Property Sales & Restorations. “The view is beautiful and spans across smooth rolling hills of vines. This is an ideal home for those who want the Tuscan dream without being too secluded and without the hassle of maintaining large amounts of land.”

The asking price is €670,000 (+39 0575 605191, +44 (0)845 603 6651 or www.italianproperty.eu.com).