Antique Palazzo for sale in Umbria – Prestigious building for sale in Umbria – Casa Crescentia
Large and prestigious palazzo situated on three levels, set within a fortified borgo dating back to the eleventh century, in an elevated position (650 m above sea level) and dominant over the Monti Martani, in the municipality of Acquasparta. The building, which covers a total area of 500 square meters, was renovated in the 80s and 90s for the structural parts yet needs all internal finishing works. There is a small garden sold with the property.
It is also possible to purchase one floor of the property.
This property is set in a fortified borgo dating from the eleventh century, in an elevated position (650 m above sea level) and dominant Monti Martani, in the municipality of Acquasparta.
At about 15 Km from the E45 highway, the fortified village is located south-west of Spoleto (20 km), in a picturesque, unspoilt area; rich in fortified settlements and medieval castles. The area is well known by hikers, with many trails that wind through the Martani Mountains.
It seems that the castle was dating back to Roman times, as witnessed by some inscriptions found in the nearby Carsulae. It was however one of the first fortified towns built by Arnolfi, being also the seat of government in the thirteenth century.
Over the years there has not been done any intrusive building works; the fortified town still preserves its original elongated structure, with towers at the corners.
In the village there are restaurants and a bar-tobacco shop with small grossers. Schools and shops are at 10 Km.
The property for sale is independent on all 4 sides and located right in the center of the old part of town, with the main entrance opening onto the square of the church (XIII century); This prestigious property for sale almost certainly dates back to the founding date of the castle, thus being of great historical-architectural importance, although not subject to constraints.
The stone arch that adorns the main entrance from the Church Square is truly beautiful.
The building is made entirely of characteristic stone-faced façade, perfectly finished.
The lower floor (180 square meters), accessible from a side street and from the garden, includes several rooms currently used as storage cellars, all with windows, which can be converted for residential purposes; this level is connected to the first floor by stairs.
On the first floor (180 sq m) there are 4 large rooms and a smaller one; in addition to the internal stairs, two external accesses can make the entrance to the first floor, both located in the church square.
On the second floor (140 square meters), reachable by stairs, there are 3 additional rooms.
Outside, on the front opposite the church square, there is a courtyard of 100 square meters, accessible from the ground floor.
Because the building is equipped with various entrances, you can also proceed to purchase a part of the property, at the following prices:
– Ground floor with garden 55,000 €;
– Foreground 55,000 euro;
– Second floor 30,000 euro.
State of repair
The property is in good structural condition, as regards to the bearing walls, screeds, roofs and floors, having been subjected to multiple restorations; in some parts of the building the beautiful and ancient original wooden beams still remain, in the other areas they were replaced with cement floors in brick.
The roof is in good structural condition but has some infiltrations and therefore an intervention of restoration of the waterproofing membrane below the tiles is necessary.
Services and Utilities
Electricity, gas and water are all present; all internal systems are not currently present and need to be redone.
The property is regularly piled with the building register of Aquasparta
Data Properties and Constraints
The property is owned by individuals.
Potential Land Use
Several destinations are assumed for this prestigious property for sale in Umbria; the property lends itself perfectly to be divided into 2 or 3 apartments or B & B, atelier, restaurant or another.
This charming property is set within the inner walls of an old castle dating back to the 11th century, in a paramount and elevated (650 m above sea) location within the territory of Acquasparta.
The fortified hamlet is 15 km away from the E45 motorway and just 20 km away from magnificent Spoleto (with euro star train connections to Rome and other centres); the area is dotted with old convents, castles, monasteries, mills and is undoubtedly beautiful and unspoilt.
Some inscriptions found in the nearby Roman ruins of Carsulae suggest that this settlement was existing with the same name during the Roman age. The first historical records reporting the existence of the castle date from the 11th century; it was one of the first fortresses of the Arnolfi family, being also their headquarters in the 13th century.
No big alterations have been made to the structure of the castle; nowadays, the fortified hamlet is unaltered and still in its original layout, with a rectangular shape and towers at the 4 corners.
The building for sale is fully detached on the four sides and sits right in the middle of the fortified hamlet; the main entrance opens to the square of the church (12th century). Its foundation likely dates from the 11th century, as the rest of the castle; it thus has a high historical importance, despite not being protected by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
The edifice is structurally sound in its load bearing walls, roof, ceilings, concrete slabs; it has gone through some restorations in the past 2 decades: some rooms still feature exposed beams on the ceilings, while for the most part genuine ceilings have been replaced with a concrete – and – brick structure. Finishing works needed include floors, installations, rendering, doors, and windows.
The building, featuring a magnificent stone-exposed façade and peculiar buttresses, lies on 3 storeys.
The lower floor (180 sq m circa) can be accessed via an alley or from the backyard; it is comprised of several rooms currently used as cellars and storages, who can be also converted into a proper house. This floor is linked to the above storey via a staircase.
The first floor has 2 main entrances from the square of the church, one featuring a genuine arched opening. At this level (180 sq m circa), are 4 wide rooms and a smaller one; on the second floor, connected via internal stairs, are additional 3 rooms.
On the outside, on the far side of the house, there is a 100 sq m private courtyard, accessible from the ground floor.
This property is definitely suitable for making 2 or three apartments, an artist’s atelier, a B&B, a restaurant or else.
In the hamlet are 2 restaurants and a bar; shops and schools can be found at 10 Km away.
(please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons)