The three original stone buildings of Gemelli occupy a ravishing hillside setting and are happily waiting for someone to breathe new life into them
Gemelli is a 30-hectare rural estate close to Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Its stunning hillside setting amongst olive groves offers complete privacy and extensive views towards Cortona in Tuscany, yet the nearest shops are just five minutes away.
The buildings on the estate comprise a main house and two further properties. Last updated nearly 30 years ago, including improvements to the roofs and some windows, there is huge potential to carry out a major renovation in a sustainable manner using many of the materials already there. Original cotto floor and ceiling tiles as well as wooden floors and ceiling beams are present throughout.
This is an exciting opportunity for a project with broad flexibility and plans could include three independent villas, a private property or a retreat. The current layout is:
This is laid out over two floors with no internal connection between the two. Covering 203sqm, there is a beautiful south-facing pergola with a wisteria.
This covers three separate floors that measure 150sqm in total. Private and with shaded outside space, there is also an outdoor pizza oven.
This 103sqm building is split over two floors. The lower floor is currently divided into a cantina and a multifunctional space while the first floor enjoys privacy and breathtaking west-facing valley views towards Cortona.
Gemelli is offered with a permitted building allowance of 100sqm, to be applied to one of the properties. A large garden encircles the buildings and already includes terraces and shaded spaces. There is a pond below the property that could be upgraded to a natural bathing pond and/or permission will be given for the construction of a pool.
LAYOUT: The new owner will be able to specify the internal layout and design of the property/buildings for any restoration work. This includes the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the kitchen(s) and living areas. The buyer might like to consider further options, such as a yoga studio, wine cellar, pantries, technical and utility areas, dressing rooms and fitted wardrobes.