Amidst the Tuscany hillside: An exclusive and amazing residential estate La SCUDERIA & La CANONICA della PIEVE SANTO STEFANO
The two buildings belong to a residential estate in the lovely and picturesque hillside nearby Lucca. It is on the well-known „Strada del Vino“, the wine road that leads through vineyards olive groves and mediterranean forest and scrubland.
La Scuderia is the old horse stable of the former estate of an olive oil-baron. The conservation authority approved the total renovation and substantial enlargement of the building under strict conditions so that for Tuscany exceptionally spacious luxury ambience could be created. The outer skin with natural stone and old Mandolaias was obtained, the roof completely reworked with old tiles, the interior designed with antique materials of the highest quality. Thus, the ceiling beam construction of the living-, dining- and kitchen area of more than 200 sqm was made from century old chestnut trunks, the terracotta floor is antique, the entrance portal from a Roman building of the 18th Century, the stone staircase from ancient Southern Italian granite. The comfort, however, meets the highest standards of modern times: under floor heating throughout the building, modern sanitary technology in the bathrooms, the latest high-tech equipment in the kitchen, Bang & Olufsen sound system in the entire living area, oversize Flat screen TV, internet access, alarm system, garage with four parking spaces and helicopter landing space.
The serra is our greenhouse and besides La Scuderia. It is a new construction, but according to the typical old style of the typical greenhouses used in the winter month for protecting the lemon trees of the italian gardens. Today it offers you a grand ballroom or meeting place for up to 30 people, with a highly professional kitchen, restrooms, a fireplace, fountain and vegetation. You can rent the Serra additionally for festivities.
Nearby in a separate building we rent four luxury apartments. The interior of all apartments leaves nothing to be desired. While the bedrooms are decorated in opulent Tuscan villa style, the large living area breathes comfortable modernity.
Below the Serra, submerged in the ground, was built in 2014 the absolutely modern and futuristic wine-cellar. Villa Santa Stefano produces a high quality red and white-wine.