A contemporary style home, but ancient in the walls: a contrast that creates warmth, elegance and comfort.
The house is located in the very heart of the historic centre of Monforte D’Alba. It measures 280 sq.m. + 70 sq.m. of panoramic terraces and it is spread over 4 floors:
Access is from one of the characteristic town’s alleys. From the front door you get into the entrance hall, that leads you to the cosy living room.
Here you’ll immediately notice the brick arches, probably dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as the flooring, made from ancient boards of an old farmhouse in the Alta Langa.
On this floor, there’s the first terrace of the house: the view over the town, the vineyards and the Langhe is spectacular.
Stepping down to the Ground floor you reach the kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom and a lovely closed veranda, where you can sit down and relax, while enjoying the sun coming in. The veranda is directly connected to a small courtyard, where you can put a dining table for al-fresco dinners or arrange a sitting area in the open air. This is more than a privilege for a house in the historic centre: this is unique!
The dining room is full of modern details, such as two radiators in the shape of elongated ellipses – very original.
The kitchen was created in the area of the old manger, and an architectural element has been preserved and transformed into a cup holder. The worktop is in porphyry and canaletto walnut. On the floor there is a small window overlooking the library downstairs.
If you go further downstairs, you reach the cellar, where you can store your precious collection of Barolo wines. At the moment, it’s been arranged as a reading room, with sofas and a big bookcase, with a selection of very good titles. On top of that, this room is connected to another courtyard: on nice and warm sunny days, you can move your chaise outside and read your favorite books outdoors.
The second floor can be reached via a staircase in wood, iron and stone – one of the most interesting architectural elements in the house.
Here’s where the sleeping area has been arranged with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The originality is given by the materials used for the doors: barriques cut and set with iron and glass. In the master bedroom the three windows overlook the valley, with beautiful views over Monforte and the Langhe with its charming vineyards.
Passing through the main bathroom (equipped with a shower with chromotherapy), you get out onto the highest terrace: from here the view is breathtaking.
The guest bedroom enjoy a fireplace, as well as other details, specifically the materials used to build it.
This house is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity, all ‘seasoned’ with flair and attention to detail that help to embellish the rooms and make them truly unique.
The External Areas
This property enjoys a more unique than rare advantage: we challenge you to find another house in the city with 70 sq.m. of external spaces (terraces and courtyards), one on each floor, where you can enjoy the healthy air of the Langhe.
After all, if you buy a house in Italy, it’s also to enjoy the outdoor spaces, isn’t it?
Being the house in town, here you can find all the services and forget about the car, because everything you need is close at hand: food shops, bars, restaurants and other shops. Going shopping will also be an opportunity to meet people, socialize and have a chat with the people of the village before having dinner.
For major services, you can get to Alba in just 20-25 min by car.
From Monforte d’Alba you can also easily get to Turin, Milan, Genoa and reach the international airports of Turin, Milan and Genoa in 1,5h.
EPC Rating: F
Energy Performance Index (IPE): 220,25 kwh/sq.m.*year
This is the perfect holiday home for a family who, after many years of work in a city, intends to get a place of their own, where they can spend time slowly and quietly, enjoying the views that only the Langhe can offer.
Healthy air, quality of life, return to a sociability made of smiles and time for oneself and for others.
Considering the number of bedrooms, it can also be a permanent residence for a couple. The guest room will allow you to host friends or children who live elsewhere during the holidays.
Services: 130 mt
Alba: 18 kms
Ski Resorts: 40 kms
Cuneo: 48 kms
Turin: 70 kms
Coast: 73 kms
International Airport of Turin: 85 kms
Genoa: 120 kms
Sestriere: 128 kms
International Airport of Milan: 150 kms