This 320 sqm villa at Ronchi, in Tuscany's exclusive Versilia coastal region, 700 metres from the beach, was built by a pupil of the cult architect Frank Lloyd Wright and typifies the ethos of the Master's 'organic architecture' philosophy.
Still owned by the notable Tuscan family who commissioned it in the 60s, the villa is located between the world-famous marble town of Carrara and the exclusive resort of Forte dei Marmi.
Versilia, protected by the majestic Apuan Alps (sheer mountains, thrilling ascents, incomparable panoramas) and graced by the crystal waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea (swimming, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, windsurfing and fishing), offers breathtaking shorelines and beaches, bustling quays and marinas and boulevards blooming with oleander and palm trees flanked by elegant stores and trattorias.
A plethora of tennis courts, bike routes, gyms, skating rinks, riding stables and eighteen and nine-hole golf courses completes the extensive roster of local activities.
Within easy reach of such historical gems as Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca, the beaches, mountains and spectacular countryside of the Versilia offers a wealth of sightseeing, sporting and recreational diversity.
The Tyrrhenian Sea, its marinas, harbours and golden strands indulge sun worshippers, water-sports and sailing enthusiasts, whilst the breathtaking Apuan Alps provide a haven for climbers, cyclists, walkers and those simply courting seclusion and relaxation.
Visitors embracing culture will wallow in Versilia's wealth of churches, cathedrals, palaces, castles, museums, galleries, ancient settlements, theaters and festivals. And for the gourmet, wine lover and those with an insatiable desire to discover the 'tastes' of Italy, leave your guilt at home and indulge and savour the myriad flavours of Tuscany.
Ronchi 1 km; Forte dei Marmi 7 km; Pietrasanta 12 km; Massa Carrara 15 km; Camaiore Lido 18 km; Colonnata 20 km; Sarzana 25 km; Viareggio 26 km; Lerici 28 km; Lucca 35 km; La Spezia 40 km; Pisa 45 km; Portovenere 56 km; Florence 100 km.
Ground floor: living/dining room, 5m high, with fireplace, table for 12, TV and access to large patio equipped for outdoor dining and zon BQ;
kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher;
from the kitchen there is access to the garden with area equipped for outdoor dining covered by wisteria pergola;
1 single bedroom with AC; 1 bathroom with shower; 1 double bedroom with AC.
1st floor: 1 large master bedroom with double bed, with AC and terrace access; 1 bathroom with shower; 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.
Dep. 1 - (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom/tub) 2 pax.
Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with AC and with bathroom with bathtub.
Dep. 2 - ( 2 bedrooms 1 bath/tub) 5 pax
Ground floor: Living room with access to garden; Kitchen/dining room with stove, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher; 1 double bedroom; 1 bathroom with bathtub; 1 bedroom with 3 single beds.
AC only in 3 bedrooms
Terrace with tables, loungers and BBQ facilities surrounds the apartment with the whole looking over extensive, illuminated private gardens of 7,000 sqm
Please note: in August the villa must be rented for at least 14 days