Casa Leone Amandola
Restored house on two floors for sale in the Marche region.
In the small borgo of Villa Ciaraglia, easily reachable from the main road below, and close to the town of Amandola, InfinityMarche offers for sale this utterly charming little cottage of Casa Leone. Amandola, was, in the past, an aristocratic little town on which sits on the slopes of the Sibillini mountains. Casa Leone is like a comfortable and bright little nest, robust, functional and cared for in every little detail, from its luminous facets and openings which link in continuity with the garden and external spaces, designed in a simple way and also endowed with great beauty and easy usability.
The house, originally built in 1785, retains in its walls and its original brick, traces and memories of it past noble origins, such as a ceramic bust with lion-like features which occupies part of the house which was once the main entrance, like the ancient apotropaic figures of pagan traditions.
This stone and brick building, with portions of plaster walls and roof tiles, is organized on two floors. On the ground floor there is the entrance, with access to the kitchen where there is a utility room equipped with laundry and a service bathroom, the kitchen, with exposed masonry work, a dining room, with large and bright window, connected by a large opening to the living room, resplendent with white light. All the spaces on the ground floor are directly connected to the outdoor spaces, areas where you can stop and enjoy a privileged contact with nature. On the first floor, with access from the living room, through the exposed wooden staircase that winds upwards, there are three large and bright bedrooms, served by a comfortable bathroom with tub and embellished by a romantic fireplace, and another large panoramic window. Finally, a room that can be used as a study with direct access from outside.
The property for sale, restored ten years ago, is in perfect condition and is habitable immediately. The interior walls, plastered, preserve wise details in bare masonry; the ceilings, of wooden beams, support brick tiles, decorated with diamonds in the stairwell. The fixtures and the shutters are in solid wood, as well as the doors with simple and studied shapes. The floors in the living area are in stoneware, while those in the sleeping area are in slatted wood. The whole suggests a feeling of warm welcome and a warmth made of simple and refined things, rarefied by the abundant light that filters through the numerous openings.
The outdoor spaces, expertly designed in continuity with the interiors, are organized on several levels. Those closest to the house simultaneously offer spaces of shade and light in which to have lunch and stay awhile. A waterproofed and partially shaded courtyard at the bottom, reachable by a masonry staircase, ensures a discreet and secluded space in which to relax and sunbathe undisturbed. In the portion of the space farthest from the house, at the end of the private gravel driveway, two parking spaces complete the property.