Converted into a serene and calm patriarchal residence, this old oil mill in the Sienne region of Tuscany is surrounded by lavender fields.
A GPS is essential to find your way to Argiano, a hillside covered in grapevines, close to the Tuscan town of Montalcino. The area seems far off the region’s touristic beaten track, yet the peaceful landscapes give a panoramic view of a 13th century castle and this dry-stone wall house.
All the charm of sunny Tuscany
Owned by an influential Italian family, this dominant structure, with its restored dovecote intact, cultivates lush green surroundings. There are patches of organic grapevines and a tasting cellar, in the heart of a wine region renowned for its Grands Crus.
Indoors and outdoors, a triumphant restoration
Some authentic features include a courtyard, extended by a pergola, that leads to the sitting room with original fireplace and vaulted ceiling supported by brick pillars. The staircase leads to the upper storeys, fully-occupied by large bedrooms, but also downstairs to a generous wine cellar, an indoor streamlined swimming pool and a fitness area. Welcome to Tuscany !
A refuge surrounded by natural charm, in perpetual Italy
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