Casa Ripa is an interesting property on a sloping hillside with views of the surrounding countryside, located in Le Ville, Monterchi. Monterchi is a beautiful medieval village and home of the famous painting by Piero della Francesca, La Madonna del Parto and enjoys excellent restaurants, bars and numerous shops. It is ideally located to explore central Italy and beyond and very well connected by road, rail (the A1 motorway in Arezzo and the Arezzo train station are only c. 15 minutes away by car) and air (Perugia International Airport is about 1 hr away).
Casa Ripa dates back to the early 1900s while the most recent additions date back to the 1960s. The original build is in rendered stone, while the newer additions are in reinforced concrete. The property, which was originally a single home, is arranged over three levels and over time has been divided and now consists of two separate units. Casa Ripa has been partially restored by the current owner and the two units are connected. It would, however, be very easy to separate the two units completely or join them into one independent residence.
Casa Ripa has some lovely original features, including; original stone stairs, traditional tiled floors and oak floors, wooden beamed ceilings with terracotta roof tiles, a beautiful stone fireplace in the kitchen plus a terrace overlooking the countryside below.
Casa Ripa is set out over three floors for a total net area of approximately 380 sq m as follows:
Apartment 1 (restructured)
- Ground floor: hallway, kitchen, living room, boiler room and bathroom.
- First floor: 2 large bedrooms (one with panoramic terrace), laundry room and bathroom.
- Second floor: hallway, utility room, 3/4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Apartment 2 (in overall good condition but no heating – there is a pellet stove)
- Ground floor: independent entrance.
- First floor: kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (or living room, based on requirements).
- Second floor: 3 bedrooms with one leading on to a forth bedroom, bathroom, store room and WC.
A gated driveway offers access to the property and garden where there is a very welcoming veranda with direct access from the kitchen and a private well with drinking water and a useful garage of approx. 50 sq m.
The property is connected to mains gas, water and electricity.
Most of Casa Ripa is habitable and in excellent condition and with a small investment it would be possible to restructure the remaining part of the property to create either one, large, impressive, Tuscan home or two or even three apartments which could be used as B&Bs or holiday apartments.
With its size and versatility Casa Ripa is a very interesting opportunity both as a full-time residence or an income generating holiday home.
Nearby towns & cities
Monterchi (3,5 km); Anghiari (8 km); Sansepolcro (13 km); Città di Castello (15 km); Arezzo (22 km); Caprese Michelangelo (24 km); Cortona (38 km); Perugia (68 km); Montepulciano (69 km); Pienza (77 km); Assisi (80 km); Spello (86 km); Siena (88 km); Florence (100 km); Todi (105 km); Ravenna (127 km); Orvieto (128 km); San Gimignano (139 km); Rome (230 km).
Aeroporto Internazionale dell’Umbria – Perugia (67 km); Forlì L Ridolfi (113 km); Florence Peretola (117 km); Aeroporto delle Marche – Ancona Falconara (152 km); Bologna G Marconi (199 km); Pisa Galileo Galilei (208 km); Rome Ciampino (248 km); Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (263 km).