- AddressMario Alberto
- House Nr
- Price€ 575.000
- SQM Garden0
Casa Gigi stands at the heart of Ostni’s ‘Zono ottocentesco’ and for many generations was home to a much loved respected local family. One Son famously held the position of General Commander of the Italian Carabinieri and made his name during the eighties and nineties when he led the battle against mafia corruption and criminality in Sicily. In fact the top floor bannister of the house features a stylised representation of the original carabinieri cap badge. The house is known colloquially by the older generations of the town as the ‘Casa della Generale’.
IDEAL PROPERTY FOR THOSE IN SEARCH OF:
A central location in the heart of Ostuni
A fully restored property full of character and ideal for the rental market
A prestigious property, with panoramic sea views from the kitchen and roof terraces
As you enter through the original double doors, you will immediately see the beautiful restoration work that has been completed by the present owners. A large entrance, with original flooring, and stella vaulted ceilings with their original exposed stone work, is just breathtaking. To the left you have a wonderful bathroom, with victorian style fittings and fixtures, which is in keeping with the style of the house, whilst also having an eclectic feel. All the doors are original, with the exception of the en-suite, which has been carefully and meticulously matched to replicate the original.
Original flooring throughout, with the exception of the kitchen, bathrooms and the marble saircase. This historic building is packed with original features, with each floor revealing more and more. The lower floor is also home to the lounge area, which is bright and airy, you will not fail to be impressed by the size and space. The property has central heating throughout, with Triple thermal glazed windows and external shutters. Ideal to keep the heat in during the winter months, and the shutters to keep the lounge and bedrooms cool in summer.
The grand entrance hall also has storage space under the stairs known as ‘ripostiglio’, where originally you would have had access to the cantina which is next door to this wonderful property. This area is now used as a store room (a great space and very handy), and the entrance to the cantina can be reached externally. All the windows have shutters which helps to maintian an ambient temperature during the hot summer months.
An open staircase leads you to the 2nd floor, where you will find a studio/2nd bedroom and the master bedroom with en-suite. The studio/bedroom has also the original fireplace, which was found behind an enclosed wall.
Leading off from the studio/bedroom through Oak double doors is the master bedroom and en-suite, the design, again is in keeping with the victorian era. There is even a roll top bath, which is not a common feature in Italy. The master bedroom has fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes in wood, which were built using the original balcony shutters from the studio and bedroom. From the master bedroom there is a small balcony to the street below. The studio/bedroom also has a wonderful balcony and is bright and spacious.
The staircase to the kitchen and 3rd Floor has some of the original stone steps, and the bannister with the stylised original cap badge of the carabinieri. The kitchen is well equipped, bright and spacious , with fitted bespoke units, ‘Quartzo’ work tops. From this wonderful kitchen, you have access through an arched doorway to the two wonderful roof terraces. From the kitchen, you have sea views.
On the lower terrace you have an outdoor sink and dining area. There are steps to the 2nd terrace, where you have lighting and a seating and sunbathing area. From the roof terrace you have a 180 degree sea view, and also a view of the old town and the cathedral. In contrast you have an even wider view of the countryside of Ostuni to the left. The roof terrace is one of the highest in Ostuni, and so you can relax in complete privacy.
The cantina is accessed from the side street, below the main entrance and is an ideal storage space. It is on a lower level and is accessed via a staircase. There is also lighting and has the potential to be a great work area or ‘man cave’.
This property for sale has bags of character, has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and is an ideal place in the heart of the ‘White City’ of Ostuni.
Great walk in condition, with an internal viewing highly recommended.
Kitchen appliances, outdoor and indoor furniture are excluded from the sale.