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Villa Aquila

Price on request
Resort:
Lucca
Region:
Tuscany
Country:
Italy
Surface:
525 sq. m
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
6




A remarkable openable roofs concept under the white rocks

Breaking new ground for private luxury rentals is an extraordinary property that is literally carved, sculpted and constructed from the white marble rock of the hillside on which it nestles. Shrouded by olive groves and forest two hundred meters above the city of Lucca, nature is omnipresent at this quiet and gated property offering exceptional seclusion and privacy. The centre of this historic town is ten minutes by car and the villa is equidistant from the closest airport and the nearest beach, respectively Pisa (25 minutes) and Marina di Vecchiano; the latter a kilometre of natural sand and dunes within the protected marshes and pine forest of the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park. The property is regarded as an ecological and architectural Tuscan masterpiece and comprises a main villa and a separate yet an equally formidable guest villa. Both are the creations of two notable, award-winning Italian architects and each building has a unique hydraulic roof with two wings that open out 30 degrees; a ‘world’s first’ to provide volumes more natural light and, with shutters deployed, cooling shade. The natural surroundings play an integral part in the unorthodox design of the main villa in which the hill’s rock face presents as feature walls to the serene all-white décor. The contemplative, mellow ambience is enhanced with curated artwork and bespoke furnishings, which have all been conceived, designed, custom-made to each building. Though detached from the rock face, the guest villa is of similar quality and style. In both villas expansive floor to ceiling, double height glazing bestows sweeping panoramic vistas across the city of Lucca. The sophistication of the interiors is emulated outside on a variety of terraces at different levels within the landscaped grounds and, at night continue to enchant when illuminated by smart lighting. These open-air living spaces – among them the canopy-covered dining area and the upper poolside lawn terrace with sun bed a tier above the 70 sq. m infinity pool and Jacuzzi – are spectacular vantage points of scenic grandeur.

The luxury villa is essentially a private hamlet and hideaway up to 12 persons staying in a total of 6 bedrooms en suite. There are 3 suites in each villa; all are at the top of the main villa with 2 on the lower level of the guest house. Each villa boasts a stunning top floor master suite arranged underneath a hydraulic roof. In your private kingdom you can enjoy a refreshing, recuperative stay and, like an eagle, your spirits will soar with the spectacular view from a position of serene isolation and seclusion. Outside in the scenic splendour you will lounge and dine, barbecue and romp, socialise or snooze, wander through the fragrant hillside or among the olive groves.

This lavish luxury property with awe-inspiring location and views and the quality of architecture and design is an ideal choice for those who wish to share a sophisticated experience with family and friends. It is advised, however, toddlers and small children are to be supervised by adults at all times.

LAYOUT

MAIN HOUSE  
Ground floor: Entrance hall; Guest bathroom; Laundry room; Private workshop
First floor: Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Guest bathroom; Terraces
Second floor: Master double bedroom en suite (sunken tub and walk-in shower) with openable roof; 2 Double bedrooms (shared bathroom); Bathroom (shower); Fitness room; Sitting room (with sofa bed); Terrace; Gazebo and shade sail for three people with Lucca view
GUEST HOUSE  
Ground floor: Double bedroom (shared bathroom) private terrace; Double bedroom (shared bathroom); Bathroom (shower); Laundry room
First floor: Living room; Dining room; Open plan kitchen; Terrace
Second floor: Master double bedroom en suite (shower) and a separate room with a sofa bed and openable roof
Outdoor: Swimming pool with Jacuzzi; Outdoor bath tub (with hot and cold water); Al fresco dining area; Outdoor chill out area: Barbecue area; Olive grove; Garden; Parking (10+ cars)

FEATURES

Location and Use: Essentials: Spa and Relaxation: Entertainment: Fun:
• Near the town • Fireplace • Outdoor pool 26x5m (1.2m deep) • Flatscreen TVs • Ping pong table
• Children accepted (must be supervised by adults at all times when outdoors) • Parking (10+ cars)* • Fitness room • Smart TVs • Bicycles (at extra cost)
• No pets allowed • Safe-deposit • Outdoor Jacuzzi • Amazon Prime  
• No smoking (inside the house) • Air conditioning in all bedrooms • Outdoor hot tub (cold and hot water) • Netflix Access  
• Security alarm • Al fresco dining area   • Satellite/Cable TV  
• Fenced property • Outdoor chill out area   • DVD player  
  • Barbecue   • Hi-Fi with Spotify  
  • Garden   • Wi-Fi  
  • Heliport (on request)   • Home cinema  
      • Wireless indoor sound system  
      • Wireless outdoor sound system  

* Car recommended. Please note that vehicles must be within 2 meters wide, if necessary, with closed mirrors for wider cars to be able to pass through a 20 metres straight before reaching the property

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, towels and utilities
» Daily cleaning
» Final cleaning
» Luxury bath products
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Concierge service

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Pisa Airport (PSA); Florence Airport (FLR); Verona Airport (VRN)
– Airport: 25 minutes by car (PSA); 40 minutes by car (FLR); 3 hours by car (VRN)
– Town: 10 minutes by car (Lucca); 20 minutes by car (Pisa); 40 minutes by car (Florence)
– Parks: 25 minutes by car (Nature Riserve Viareggio); 40 minutes by car (Natural Park of San Rossore)
– Beach: 25 minutes by car (Marina di Vecchiano); 30 minutes by car (Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta)

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