CASA Carnaiola

Casa Carnaiola is a terra/cielo (earth to sky) house in the historic center of the medieval village of Carnaiola – located halfway between Rome and Florence. Although the house could use a bit of TLC and a refresh, it is completely habitable at it is, with all systems in-tact and functioning.

The house is arranged on three levels and boasts spectacular views of the valley below. It also includes a sub-level cellar with separate outside entrance, that can be used as a garage, studio apartment or splendid wine cantina. In total that house offers approx. 1300 square feet of usable space.

It is currently configured as follows:

  • On the ground floor is an entrance and and living/dining are with fireplace, plus a step-up, corner kitchen with a roomy pantry.
  • The second floor consists of two bedrooms, each with its own balcony terrace, and a shared bathroom.
  • The third floor offers two additional bedrooms with splendid, panoramic views.

The exterior of the house is original, exposed stone and brick, while the interior is painted stucco in good condition, with original stairs, some painted ceilings and windows on two sides of the structure, providing a lovely cross-breeze. All the utilities connections are present and the systems are all functioning.

The seller, a technical engineer – and partner in a local architectural firm – has drawn up preliminary plans for upgrading the house, including adding additional bathrooms, reconfiguring the bedrooms and converting the cellar to a studio apartment with its own entrance – perfect for guests! (Having immediate access to a professional, licensed architectural team is an exceptional, and rare, advantage to a buyer.)

The asking price is an astounding Euro 59,000.00.

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AT A GLANCE … Outside and Inside

Casa Carnaiola as it stands, is in good, livable condition, however it can be upgraded and updated with minor interventions made to the taste and preferences of a buyer. It is flanked on both sides by other historic, terra/cielo houses, characteristic of the village of Carnaiola.

An independent entrance to the cantina (cellar) is located at the back, sub-level of the house.

Stairways inside are original cut stone, with original pavimento on the upper landing.

Antique chestnut beams are left exposed on the third floor.

The four bedrooms can be reconfigured, and additional bathrooms can be added.

Views from second floor balcony

Views from third floor windows

A convenient, corner kitchen includes a roomy pantry.

CELLAR Possibilities

The cantina, that contains a working half-bath, is accessed by a separate outside entrance, and can be reconfigured/updated to be a garage, studio apartment or splendid wine cantina.

Rear alleyway at cantina entrance, accessible by car

AT A GLANCE … The Village

The fortified town of Carnaiola, as it appears today, dates to the 11th century, with ancient Etruscan and Roman origins. During the feudal period, its castle dominated and the east side of the valley below, while the castle of its sister-town, Fabro, protected from the west.

The village is incredibly unspoiled, with avenues paved in San Pietro stone (an antique cobblestone) and lined with brick and stone terra/cielo houses (earth to sky). While in many villages these ancient houses have been divided into apartments of various sizes and configurations, here most maintain their original layout – a classic feature of homes in a medieval, historic center.

Strolling the avenues of Carnaiola is like stepping back in time, with its narrow alleyways, Chiesa dei Santi Salvatore e Severo and antique clock tower.

WHAT’S Nearby

The town of Fabro is a 2 minute drive from the village of Carnaiola. Here you’ll find the following – and more:

  • Train station
  • 2 Grocery stores
  • Pharmacy
  • Hardware store
  • Gas station
  • Post office
  • Garden store
  • Florist
  • Urgent care
  • 4 Coffee bars
  • Clothing stores
  • Kitchen goods
  • Wine enoteca
  • Restaurants
  • Pizzeria
  • Tennis courts

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